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Wokingham Times

Mansion taxes are much in the news. Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats in Parliament have chosen £2m as the witching level which turns a home into a mansion. Fortunately most homes in my constituency are below that valuation. If the aim is a wider asset tax you will have to be careful if you […]

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I voted for a referendum on the EU when we decided to test Parliamentary opinion on the topic towards the end of 2011. At that juncture none of the three main parties wanted one, and we lost. However, we lit a flame for freedom that day. We have returned to the issue in meetings with […]

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Wokingham Times, 23 Jan

The Coalition government came together to sort out the poor state of the nation’s finances. On leaving office Labour legislated to halve the extra borrowings in the years ahead, without making clear how they would do this and without saying which budgets would be cut. The incoming government said they would get rid of the […]

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Wokingham Times

It was a wet end to 2012. I was worried to receive a call from the Environment Agency at lunch time on Boxing Day about flood warnings, but relieved to be told that they thought the most threatened locations would get by without flooding of homes or electricity installations. I am following up with various […]

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Wokingham Times

There was some good news in the Autumn Statement, which turned out to be kind of mini budget. The tax threshold for Income Tax has been raised again, this time to £9440, helping income taxpayers with lower bills. Both Coalition parties are keen on this tax cut. The planned increase in fuel duty by another […]

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Mr Redwood’s signature on a letter from MPs and Peers to the Daily Mail on Leveson Inquiry, 28 Nov

DAILY MAIL (London) November 28, 2012 Wednesday THEIR MESSAGE TO DAVID CAMERON With the publication of the Leveson Report on Thursday it is clear that the central issue will be whether the Press should, for the first time, be subjected to statutory regulation or have the opportunity to put in place a new system of […]

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All the talk in Westminster is of “shovel ready” building work. The government is keen to give the economy a push by allowing or initiating new projects. They want better roads, more power stations, faster broadband, improved railways, new free schools and new homes. They are trying everything to see how they can stimulate this […]

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Wokingham Times

It’s been a busy two weeks in Parliament. The Commons sent a clear message to the government that we would like reductions in the EU budget. It would be quite wrong at a time when the government is talking about cuts at home to let the EU budget grow. Domestic spending contains many more important […]

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Wokingham Times, 31 Oct

It was good news that the UK economy bounced back last quarter. Over the last two years many new jobs have been created. Unemployment here in Wokingham has remained mercifully very low. Conditions remain difficult, however, for families and businesses. I will continue to recommend the government to take more measures to promote growth, and […]

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Wokingham Times, 17 Oct

Last week I went to Birmingham for the Conservative party conference. I spoke at four events, on growth, on our relationship with the EU, on schools and on public spending. Sharing a panel with Matthew Hancock, the new Business Minister, chaired by Oliver Letwin, we discussed with the party members what additional cuts in spending […]

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