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Don Foster praises Budget announcements for Creative Industries

March 21, 2024 by Don Foster MP in Don in Parliament, News with 0 Comments

Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Culture, Media and Sport Don Foster MP has praised the Chancellor’s announcements in today’s Budget to provide a welcome boost for the creative industries:

“Liberal Democrats have campaigned long and hard for increased support for our creative industries.

I am extremely pleased that the government has now announced major tax-breaks for the video games, animation and high-end television production sectors.

This action follows on from previous initiatives to improve computer and technology education in schools and to support major reforms in cultural education in order to inspire and instruct a new generation of talented individuals.

The UK is at the forefront of creative talent and we create some of the finest productions in the world. The tax-breaks that were announced today, and the additional £100m that will enable ultrafast broadband will provide essential support and maximise the contributions to economic growth that this sector has the potential for.

I commend the actions of this government in recognising the importance of the creative industries and exhibiting this in a proactive way.”

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