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.
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.