The Economy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:22 pm on 8th July 2020.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 3:22 pm, 8th July 2020

Again, we have taken measures with specific support, as my right hon. Friend the Chancellor set out. That is why we are cutting VAT for campsites and the tourism sector from 20% to 5%. That is part of it, but as the Chancellor also said, if we extended as the hon. Lady suggests, others would say, “Another month, another month, another month”, and people would be away from the labour market for a long period, which would not be in their interests.