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Retail Trade: Digital Technology

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 130074, tabled on 15 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the implications of Amazon's decision to pass the Digital Services Tax onto its retail customers for the level of competition in digital retail; and whether he has had discussions with Amazon on that issue.

Answered on

23 December 2020

The Digital Services Tax is a proportionate tax addressing widely held concerns with the tax paid by digital businesses. The Government cannot comment on individual taxpayers, whose pricing strategies reflect a range of factors and are a matter for businesses.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy