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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 9th April 2019.

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Yes. As I said earlier, it is essential for the high street to evolve to respond to the digital age, but there is no doubt that smaller shops need a breathing space in which to do so, and reducing their business rates this year and next will help them in that regard.