This week in Parliament has all been about the Spring Statement and the consequential tax changes, which have seen us stay on in Westminster for this Thursday, causing havoc in my diary.
However, the changes around tax thresholds, National Insurance thresholds and the reduction in fuel duty are all very welcome, and even if it is a day of cancelled appointments it is important to have the chance to get the legislation to increase the threshold at which NI is payable through.
I have been chairing the committee stage of the product security and telecommunications infrastructure bill this week, and have discovered a great deal more about my Alexa, googledot and ring doorbell than I could ever want to. But it has been enlightening and a chance to hear some real experts on the internet of things (even if deeply worrying).
So a book launch, an eco fashion event at the Methodist Church and a chance to record BBC Politics South all coming up will be a very welcome relief this weekend. But first I have to find some ways to celebrate Southampton making it into the final round of the City of Culture bidding, it is a fabulous bid and I very much hope the City wins, fingers crossed.
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