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Matt meets with Microsoft on technology and training

27 Nov 2017

READING EAST MP Matt Rodda attended a meeting recently at Microsoft UK in their Thames Valley Park headquarters to discuss technology and training along with Reading Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Strategic Planning and Transport Councillor Tony Page. He was given a demonstration of Microsoft’s new flagship consumer device, the Microsoft Mixed…

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Budget 2017: 4 views from Reading Labour

26 Nov 2017

Hammond’s Crumbs from the Table by Councillor Ash Pearce   The Budget – A lost opportunity to Improve Lives by Councillor Sarah Hacker   A Let Down Budget – Not Even Meeting Low Expectations by Councillor Rachel Eden   The Budget Verdict: Thanks for the ‘Millennial Railcard’ but Owning Our Own Home One Day Would…

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Hammond’s crumbs from the table

26 Nov 2017

The crumbs from the budget table. That’s what I thought when listening to the budget delivered by the robotic spreadsheet known as Philip Hammond. First all of the Macro (big stuff). Erm, well it’s bad. Economic growth (what the country produces) forecasts were out. Well out. In fact they will be a quarter worse than…

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The Budget – A Lost Opportunity to Improve Lives

26 Nov 2017

I’ve just seen the budget.  I’m not sure what I was expecting – certainly not an end to austerity, despite it being clear it’s failed.  I was hoping to see the government had listened and understood that living standards are being squeezed and people are struggling. I was wrong. Forecasts for growth have been down…

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A Let Down Budget

26 Nov 2017

A let down budget – not even meeting low expectations It shouldn’t have been hard for today’s budget to exceed expectations – given the mess this government is in they were incredibly low, and given Philip Hammond’s reputation he should have been able to promise some support. I was following the announcements hoping for relief for…

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The Budget Verdict

26 Nov 2017

The budget verdict: thanks for the ‘millennial railcard’ but owning our own home one day would be nice This Wednesday the Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond (AKA spreadsheet Phil) gave his annual budget. With the Resolution Foundation saying millennials are the first generation in modern times to be worse off than their parents, it seemed…

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Conference Report 2017

26 Nov 2017

Reading West Report Reading East Report

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Norcot Banner – November 2017

26 Nov 2017
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