UKIE welcomes appointment of the new Minister for Culture

UKIE warmly applauds the appointment of Ed Vaizey MP, as the new Minister for Culture in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Ed Vaizey is one of the few politicians to have shown a comprehensive understanding of the video games industry and the challenges we face. UKIE looks forward to working with the new Minister to ensure our industry continues to excel in the UK.

UKIE Director General, Michael Rawlinson said: “Over the last two years Ed Vaizey has proven himself to be one of the few politicians with a true grasp as to the importance of the video games industry and its cultural impact. Due to several meetings held with the new Minister in the run up to the election Ed is well aware of the issues we face. We therefore welcome the opportunity of working with him and his team in addressing these issues and in turn supporting both the video games industry and UK plc.’

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About UKIE

The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment represents all the major publishers of games in the UK. Founded in 1989 to establish a specific and collective identity for the country’s interactive leisure software industry, membership includes companies publishing and distributing leisure software in the UK. As a gateway to Europe, UKIE works to protect, promote and provide for the interests of all its members as well as addressing issues that affect the industry as a whole such as age ratings, child safety and IP protection.

UKIE works with members and media to illustrate the beneficial contributions that the UK videogames industry makes to the British economy as well as its influence in other industries. In addition UKIE works with GfK Chart-Track to compile weekly, monthly and annual charts and sales reports for the UK market.