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Part of Finance (No. 3) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow Conservative, Taunton Deane 5:00 pm, 19th November 2018

My hon. Friend has not yet touched on this, but the Government have kept down the corporation tax rate. Does he agree that in areas such as the south-west, where productivity is on average lower than it is in the rest of the country, it is crucial that we leave more money in local businesses so that they can invest, which will help with skills and eventually raise productivity?