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To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how much money hospitality businesses saved in business rate reductions as a result of COVID-19 financial assistance in (1) 2020, and (2) 2021.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how much money hospitality businesses are forecast to save from the 50 per cent business rate reduction during the 2022–23 financial year.
My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this debate on Her Majesty’s gracious Speech. I will limit my comments to those relating to hospitality and, in so doing, I ask your Lordships’ House to take note of my entry in the register of interests. I welcome the Government’s focus on levelling up and regeneration, and I commend and thank the Government on what was put in...
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Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2015
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