Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

New Discretionary Grant Scheme to help small businesses

I have today received this update about the new discretionary grant scheme to help small businesses. Applications can be submitted from today to Wokingham Borough Council until Friday 12 June: A new discretionary grant scheme to help specific types of small business during the Covid-19 crisis will be launched in Wokingham Borough next week. The […]

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Lock down rules

I have had many emails about the lock down over the last few weeks. Some have written to me to complain about their neighbours, alleging they have broken the law or the guidance. Others have written asking me to endorse a particular interpretation of the rules or guidance so they can do something they wish […]

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West Berkshire Recycling Centres to open

I have received this update from West Berkshire Council: West Berkshire Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are set to reopen to allow residents the opportunity to dispose of waste and recycling that cannot be safely stored at home. This follows publication by the government of updated guidance indicating that visits to recycling centres can […]

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Changes to Operations of Schools and Other Education Providers

I have today received this update from the Government: Dear John Today I am setting out in more detail how we will support early years, school and further education settings to welcome back more children from 1 June at the earliest, if we are able to do so safely. You will have seen the Prime […]

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Government Financial Support for the Self-Employed and Small Businesses

I have received this answer to my recent Parliamentary Question: Question: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase the Government’s financial support for (a) self employed and (b) small businesses during the covid-19 lockdown. (41870) Tabled on: 01 May 2020 Answer: Kemi Badenoch: On April 27 the Government announced the new […]

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Update from South Western Railway

I have received this update from South Western Railway: Dear Sir John, I am conscious that many of you have been contacted by constituents concerned that they have not received refunds on their season tickets. I thought it would therefore be useful to give you an update on where we are, the challenges we face […]

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Businesses – Parliamentary Question on the Resumption of Trading

I have received this answer to my recently submitted Parliamentary Question: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (38407): Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assumptions a business should make on when they can resume trading so they […]

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Job losses at BA?

I have had a  number of emails about the worrying situation at BA  I was shocked to read the statement from IAG on the publication of their first quarter results. I note they managed to lose a large sum on fuel and currency hedges as at that date, which presumably is a one off. I […]

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Coronavirus Testing

I have received this update from the Government: Today the Government announced that anyone in England with coronavirus symptoms who either must go to work or is over 65 can now be tested.  Further information on accessing the service is available here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Apply for a test here: https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/test-type

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Charitable thoughts

I have been approached by constituents who are working hard for charity. One has asked me to mention his idea that people stuck at home might like to donate the price of their  missed haircut to charity.  To do so he has set up  www.haircutforcharity.com for those who would like to check it out. Another has […]

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