Early day motion 1781

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDITS FOR THE VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY

That this House welcomes the reforms to the Research and Development (RD) tax credits announced in theBudget; further welcomes the research and analysis by TIGA, the UK video games trade association, in its publication, prior to the Budget, Powering a high technology recovery: Improving RD Tax, which called for the level of RD tax credits to rise from 175 per cent. of qualifying expenditure to at least 200 per cent.; notes that these changes will be of significant value to the video games industry; calls on the Government to extend the scope of RD tax credits to include costs incurred in development including premises costs and the cost of applying for intellectual property protection and design; and further calls on the Government to ensure it pursues a policy of supporting the video games industry to increase employment in this highly-skilled, export-orientated, low carbon industry.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blenkinsop, Tom Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 11.05.2011
Davies, Philip Conservative Party Shipley 12.05.2011
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 07.06.2011
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 07.06.2011
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 22.06.2011
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 16.05.2011
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 18.05.2011
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 11.05.2011
Watson, Tom Labour Party West Bromwich East 09.05.2011
White, Chris Conservative Party Warwick and Leamington 13.05.2011
Whittingdale, John Conservative Party Maldon 09.05.2011