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Economy and Jobs

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:06 pm on 20th January 2020.

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Photo of Marcus Fysh Marcus Fysh Conservative, Yeovil 9:06 pm, 20th January 2020

My hon. Friend makes a very good point and he is absolutely right. Increasing that to 33% really is a big deal for smaller businesses. We need to reform the whole system and try to use that to devolve the ability to invest locally raised taxes in our local economies and have them compete with each other. That can create the dynamism in our economy to really grow and create jobs into the future.

We need to invest in roads in the south-west. We need to follow through on the dualling of the A303. We should be starting that this year on the Sparkford to Ilchester section, but we need to make sure that the Stonehenge tunnel is funded, because the value for money of the whole project depends on that.