I welcome the news that Dundee City Council is to respond to the UK Government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport consultation on the implementation of tax relief for the Games Industry.
I felt that it was important that the City Council made the case to support and protect jobs in Dundee and hopefully to bring new jobs to Dundee. I am pleased to say that the Chief Executive has responded speedily to my request and he has agreed that the City Council should be making a response to the consultation. I think that this industry is important to the future economic viability of the city and we should be doing all that we can to ensure that it can compete in the global market.
It is a shame that it has taken so long and that time has been lost since the previous Labour Government said it would implement tax relief for the Games Industry. It is essential now that genuine progress is made and that the tax relief scheme is up and running before too long.