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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Taxation: Electronic Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Nokes more like this
uin 4989 more like this
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-31T15:59:24.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T15:59:24.157Z
answering member
label Biography information for Jesse Norman remove filter
tabling member
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes remove filter