Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

BA should listen to its staff

Constituents are understandably  writing to me about the words and actions of BA. I have condemned the way IAG has treated their staff and written to them urging them to be fairer to their employees. I have also questioned the worse treatment for  BA relative to other airlines they own. I have drawn attention to the […]

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More money for school transport for Wokingham and West Berkshire

The government has announced a new £40 m fund to help with the costs of school transport from September for English local government. I look forward to Wokingham Borough and West Berkshire getting some benefit from this, which is in addition to extra funding for walking and cycling policies which the government recommends to pupils […]

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Support for jobs, incomes, and businesses in Wokingham

I have received this update from the Government: Dear John, On 8 July, I set out the government’s next step towards economic recovery and securing the UK’s long-term prosperity in our Plan for Jobs. As we embark on this next phase, the latest figures demonstrate that we are continuing to support jobs, incomes, and businesses […]

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Broadband provision in the Thames Valley area

I have received this update from the Government: Dear John, Thank you for your correspondence of 18 May, in which you request details of the government’s plans to improve broadband provision in the Thames Valley area. I am replying as the minister responsible for this policy area and I apologise for the delay. The government […]

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New primary school for Wokingham

I have received this letter from the Department for Education: Dear Sir John Redwood Statement of Intent for a new primary free school in Wokingham Town (Matthews Green area), Wokingham I am writing to inform you that The Keys Academy Trust has been given Secretary of State approval to sponsor the new free school, which […]

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Pay rises for nurses and teachers

Dear John I am writing to you regarding today’s announcement of the public sector pay awards for 2020-21. Today, we are accepting the recommendations of the independent pay review bodies and announcing a significant, real terms pay increase between 2-3% for around 900,000 public sector workers across seven workforces, around 20% of total public sector […]

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More money for schools

The government has announced the National Funding formula figures for schools and constituencies. These figures tell us how much money the government has allocated per pupil and per school. Councils provide services to local schools and have some powers over the actual payments. The Wokingham constituency is to get a 5.2% increase in cash , […]

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Oak Tree School – a new Special School for Wokingham and Reading

I have today received this news from the Maiden Erlegh Trust: 20 July 2020 Dear Mr Redwood At the start of this academic year, Maiden Erlegh Trust applied to open a new special free school for 150 children with complex special educational needs from Year 1 to Year 13. We are delighted to announce that […]

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More money for Councils

The government has recognised that Councils have incurred higher costs as a result of the pandemic and policy responses to it. Parliament has approved two tranches of £1.6bn each and a third tranche of £500m this  month to help Councils meet their greater obligations. I have supported  the  case for Wokingham and West Berkshire as have […]

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Flood and coastal erosion policy

I have received this update from the Government: Dear John I recognise the immense impacts that flooding and coastal erosion can have on homes and businesses across the country. That is why this government is committed to reducing the risk of harm to people, the environment and the economy from flooding and coastal erosion – […]

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    John Redwood won a free place at Kent College, Canterbury, and graduated from Magdalen College Oxford. He is a Distinguished fellow of All Souls, Oxford. A businessman by background, he has set up an investment management business, was both executive and non executive chairman of a quoted industrial PLC, and chaired a manufacturing company with factories in Birmingham, Chicago, India and China. He is the MP for Wokingham, first elected in 1987.

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