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Matt Rodda supports St. Mungo’s and pledges to help end rough sleeping

05 Dec 2017

READING EAST MP Matt Rodda pledged help end rough sleeping at a St Mungo’s event in Parliament hosted by Mary Robinson MP. More than 80 guests, including St Mungo’s clients, parliamentarians and charity representatives, met in the House of Commons to discuss the government’s commitment to end rough sleeping, with Communities Secretary Sajid Javid MP…

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Reading’s foodbank ‘Readifood’ braced for demand due to Universal Credit

04 Dec 2017

Reading’s foodbank service ‘Readifood’ announced it was braced for the extra demand in service ahead of the impending full-service roll-out of Universal Credit. The benefit, which combines six previous support payments into one single payment has been widely criticised on both sides of Commons benches and here in Matt Rodda’s Reading East constituency, with his…

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Tuition Fees – The REAL impact

03 Dec 2017

Graduates face an additional charge on their income of up to 9% on their income due to tuition fee repayments.  

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Universal Credit is coming to Reading and Woodley on 6th Dec 2017

01 Dec 2017

The new 6 in 1 benefit will affect over 10,000 people in Reading and Woodley. There’s up to SIX WEEKS to wait for the first payment to come through….    

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Matt Rodda MP speaks out in Parliament on the impact of Tuition Fee Repayments on young graduates

29 Nov 2017

MATT RODDA, MP for Reading East, spoke out in Westminster Hall in a debate concerning tuition fees chaired by Sir David Crausby, MP for Bolton North East. He said: “I will address fee repayments in my constituency.  Reading is a university town, as many honourable Members may know, with a particularly high number of graduates. The…

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Matt welcomes the removal of threat of closure from Chiltern Edge School

29 Nov 2017

Matt Rodda MP and Councillor Tony Jones welcome the news that Oxfordshire County Council has removed the threat of closure from Chiltern Edge School For more information see Council_removes_threat_of_closure_from_Chiltern_Edge_School/

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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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