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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:50 pm on 23rd June 2020.

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Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Conservative, Eddisbury 12:50 pm, 23rd June 2020

It will come as no surprise to Members to hear that I wholly endorse the Prime Minister’s announcement on the end of the hairdressing hibernation. That has been made possible by the change to the social distancing rules, which will help hundreds of thousands of businesses across the country. To help them further, will my right hon. Friend look at reducing VAT and national insurance contributions for employers, so that we are not just cutting hair, but cutting taxes, too?