E-commerce: Concern for rural brokers as Broadband Tax plans ditched

The 50p-a-month tax, which would have been applied to all households with a landline telephone, formed a major part of Labour's strategy to ensure everyone could access super-fast broadband by 2012. However, it was dropped from the Finance Bill shortly before Parliament was dissolved.

Mark Seemann, product strategy and development director at Outsourcery, said: "It is simply not good enough to push the burden back on to businesses. In effect, it causes a rural-urban digital divide, which is stra