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Broadband: Capital Allowances

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 166425, tabled on 10 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) assessment he has made and (b) discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential effect of the Super Deduction on fibre rollout.

Answered on

15 March 2021

The government is committed to delivering nationwide coverage of gigabit-capable broadband as soon as possible. To achieve this the government is taking action to reduce barriers to commercial deployment to make it cheaper and easier to build new networks. The super deduction will further incentivise network build to help us level up homes up and down the country.

The Secretary of State regularly meets with Ministers across government, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to discuss the UK’s gigabit rollout and measures that can be taken to accelerate this.

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