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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

We have made more than £1.5 billion available to reduce the impact of business rates on smaller retailers. At the Budget, we provided a 30% discount for small retailers, which will have a huge impact in my hon. Friend’s constituency. We have the £675 million future high streets fund, and we are also bringing forward planning reforms to make it easier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to change the use of their shops and restaurants.