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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Taxation: Electronic Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessments were undertaken on the negative effects on smaller, rural businesses of Making Tax Digital. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
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Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>By 24 October 2019 over 1.25 million businesses had joined the new MTD service and over 1.75 million VAT returns had been successfully submitted using MTD-compatible software.</p><p> </p><p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have worked with and taken feedback from stakeholders including Defra and the National Farmers’ Union, to help shape the design and to understand the impact of the MTD service. An assessment of the impact on smaller, rural businesses is included within the wider Impact Assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Broadband connectivity was presented as a particular challenge for some rural communities. The Government has committed more than £1 billion for the next generation of digital infrastructure, with the Chancellor recently announcing a £5 billion commitment to fund gigabit-capable (speeds of 1,000Mbps&gt;) deployment in the hardest to reach 20% of UK premises. This will close the digital divide and ensure rural areas are not left behind.</p><p> </p><p>Those that cannot go digital are already not required to join MTD.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T15:59:24.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T15:59:24.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes remove filter