Support for Businesses: Covid-19

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 26th January 2021.

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Photo of Caroline Ansell Caroline Ansell Conservative, Eastbourne

I have long believed that there was a compelling case for reducing VAT for the hospitality sector, and the pandemic-inspired cut helped to save the season between lockdowns. May I ask that my right hon. Friend, when he is looking at his Budget, considers making the cut permanent, to power the recovery across the UK, including in my destination town of Eastbourne, where one in four jobs depends on tourism?