Gazette & Herald Column: Keep an eye out for extra sum in your pay cheque

A quiet few days away from Parliament has been very welcome after the torrid events of the last month and it was great to get into the garden with an early taste of Summer, although sadly not one that will last.  It stayed fine, however, for the Palm Sunday procession into our local church and re

Press Release: Claire Perry Pulls Pints of Ramsbury Ale in Parliament

Claire Perry hosted a tasting session for Ramsbury Brewery’s flagship Honeybee Nectar in the House of Commons Strangers’ Bar this week, the latest in an amazing array of guest beers brewed in the Devizes Constituency selected to feature in this historic drinking space.

Gazette & Herald Column: Welcome boost of £5m for those returning to work

It was good news on the economic front this week with news that the unemployment rate has fallen again and is now at 4.7 per cent – the lowest level since 2005.  Since the Conservatives entered government, employment is up by over 2.7 million – that’s well over 1,000 more people in work on averag

Gazette & Herald column: Spreadsheet Phil steers a neutral course in budget

It’s Budget Day in the House of Commons as I type my column and those expecting rabbits out of the Chancellor’s hat today will have been disappointed.  That is not his style (although there were some very good jokes) as he is known to focus on the financial detail rather than the political flouri