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Housing, Communities and Local Government
20 March 2019
Volume 656

Future High Streets Fund

The following is an extract from Housing, Communities and Local Government questions on 4 March 2019:

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The Government have been clear that online taxation in retail needs to be done as part of an international agreement, but we have also been clear that, if we cannot get such an agreement, we will come forward with our own 2% tax on online retail to ensure that we can continue, as we did in the last Budget, to give relief to those retailing on our high streets.

[Official Report, 4 March 2019, Vol. 655, c. 648.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (Jake Berry):

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron).

The correct information should have been:

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The Government have been clear that online taxation of businesses that derive value from user participation in retail needs to be done as part of an international agreement, but we have also been clear that, if we cannot get such an agreement, we will come forward with our own 2% tax on online retail to ensure that we can continue, as we did in the last Budget, to give relief to those retailing on our high streets.