High Streets

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Nickie Aiken Nickie Aiken Conservative, Cities of London and Westminster

I thank my right hon. Friend for his reply—and I think his tie is very blue.

My constituency, Cities of London and Westminster, is home to Oxford Street, often referred to as the nation’s high street. Given that local authorities rely heavily on business rate receipts to help encourage more investment into the high street, what plans do the Government have to give councils greater fiscal powers to invest business rates locally?