“I think it is almost lemming like …”

What could be done to minimise the potential impact of Brexit on your business? Here is a selection of comments from the local business people who completed the Liberal Democrats' West Berkshire Business Brexit Survey. Businesses are not named, as many prefer to to keep their worries anonymous: (Thanks to Arranology for use of the cartoon, … Continue reading “I think it is almost lemming like …”

“The changes for our organisation might put us out of business.”

Do you believe Brexit will increase your net costs? How do you intend to deal with any increases? Here is a selection of comments from the local business people who completed the Liberal Democrats' West Berkshire Business Brexit Survey. Businesses are not named, as many prefer to to keep their worries anonymous: Do you believe Brexit will … Continue reading “The changes for our organisation might put us out of business.”

“It is the effect on access to European labour that worries us and the risk of inflation.”

If the UK does not have membership of or full access to the single market, what impact would this have on your business? Here is a selection of comments from the local business people who completed the Liberal Democrats' West Berkshire Business Brexit Survey. Businesses are not named, as many prefer to to keep their worries anonymous: … Continue reading “It is the effect on access to European labour that worries us and the risk of inflation.”

Newbury Football Fun Day and update

It was lovely to meet everyone and see the action at Newbury Football Club today. The annual Fun Day and Penalty Shoot out at the ground in Faraday Road drew a huge crowd. Lovely sunshine, good turnout and an impressive amount of activity on the pitch - what's not to like? At the moment though the club … Continue reading Newbury Football Fun Day and update

Lib Dems will cut youth unemployment

Above: With Courtney from Thatcham, an apprentice at the Thatcham Automotive Academy, which trains youngsters from across the UK for the motor repair and insurance industries. The Liberal Democrats aim to see an extra 100,000 young adults into work through on the job training such as an apprenticeship or full-time education. This week, Nick Clegg outlined a plan which … Continue reading Lib Dems will cut youth unemployment

Hustings update

LOCAL NEWS: Last week saw parliamentary candidates in our constituency taking part in the Hungerford Question Time, always an important staging post in election campaigning. The usual suspects were on the panel, with Paul from the Green Party replacing UKIP Katherine who was indisposed. Proceedings were well chaired by Greg Furr. Questions ranged from rail electrification (supported … Continue reading Hustings update

Tax Dodging – actions taken in government

I've had a lot of correspondence about Tax Dodging and thought it might be helpful to share my response more widely. Letter to constituents: The vast majority of people and businesses in the UK pay their taxes on time and in full, but there are always some who try to get away without paying their … Continue reading Tax Dodging – actions taken in government

Britain is a Better Place

 Sharing a drink with Albert Tillen, at The Red House in Newbury    This seems like the ideal time to share my favourite list - Liberal Democrat policies included in our 2010 Manifesto, which have been delivered by our team in Government. The list includes some of the most socially democratic policies this country has … Continue reading Britain is a Better Place