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

Let’s have fairer Council Tax for all Home Owners

The biased nature of the Council Tax System has long been a frustration to me.  I do not like any system that operates with one rule for you and another for us.  The current range of council tax bands does not spread the burden of council tax fairly across society. Council Tax paid by home owners … Continue reading Let’s have fairer Council Tax for all Home Owners

Don’t use red envelopes!

Recently Mel Pierson, Plant Manager at Royal Mail's Swindon sorting office, invited Judith Bunting to see how their operation is gearing up for Christmas. As parliamentary candidate for the Newbury and West Berkshire Lib Dems, Judith was keen to see where the constituency's cards and parcels are being handled. Hosted by Mel Pierson and Robbie … Continue reading Don’t use red envelopes!

Dan Rogerson, DEFRA Minister, visits West Berks

Dan Rogerson being interviewed by Judith Bunting, Parliamentary Candidate, Newbury and West Berks Lib Dems. DEFRA Minister, Dan Rogerson, came to Hamstead Marshall, recently, to meet West Berkshire residents at the Elm Farm Organic Research Centre. Judith taxed the Minister on rural broadband, Thames Water, council housing and her campaign to get proper funding to maintain lively, … Continue reading Dan Rogerson, DEFRA Minister, visits West Berks

The True Cost of Parking Charges

I am sad to see Conservative-led West Berkshire Council bring their promised on-street parking charges into effect, in roads around central Newbury, recently. These charges will damage the small shops and businesses around Newbury centre. Lib Dem Petition Earlier this year Lib Dem Councillors ran a campaign to fight the introduction of these charges. The petition, submitted to Council, … Continue reading The True Cost of Parking Charges