Responding to today’s inflation figures, Labour’s Cllr Jason Brock, Leader of Reading Borough Council, said…Read More
New figures published by Reading Labour today reveal the staggering hit to wages facing local people by 2023. New analysis shows the average earner in Reading will see their real earnings fall by £1,300 by 2023.
Not only will working people be hit with the biggest tax burden since the 1940s – but living standards look to plummet at the fastest rate seen since records began…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More