ELSPA probes Tories on game industry taxes

The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) is calling on the Conservative party to show its hand on tax breaks for the UK videogame industry.

Labour and the Lib Dems have already promised UK gaming houses tax incentives to bring them onto a level playing field with countries like Canada and Korea, which currently subsidise burgeoning creative industries to the tune of millions of dollars.

Now the organisation wants the Conservative Party to release a mini manifesto to signal its support.

ELSPA Director General, Michael Rawlinson said, "We urge the Conservatives to publish their mini manifesto on creative industries before May 6th. The Conservative Party has spoken on numerous occasions of their commitment towards the videogames industry and creative industries in general, and our importance in helping to provide a more balanced UK economy."

Now, he says, he wants them to put their money where there wet-lipped mouths are.

"We [...] call on the Party to officially publish their intentions for the games industry and the creative sector as a whole. There are only two days left until polling day.”