I was one of the first to call for the end of business rates charging on fibre infrastructure last September and now the Government has acted. The situation as it stands is rigged against ambitious new fibre companies in favour of big monopolies. Constant pressure made this change happen. Business rates have been holding back investment in broadband infrastructure and we have slower, patchier, less reliable broadband in North West Hampshire as a result. Scrapping the tax for all new fibre cable should bring more investment from a range of firms to deliver fast, reliable connections.