Unemployment continues to rise as city faces jobs car crash in wake of new restrictions

Figures published today by the Office for National Statistics reveal that the number of people who are unemployment in Selly Oak constituency is now 5670 , a huge 61% increase since March before lockdown began. This represents a rate of 7.7%, compared to 6.5% nationally. Unemployment across Birmingham now stands at a shocking 11.2%. ThisContinue reading Unemployment continues to rise as city faces jobs car crash in wake of new restrictions

Support for Events, weddings, night clubs and creative industries

It is clear that financial support for certain industries will be needed for longer than any of us would have hoped back in March. In his statement last week, the Chancellor said nothing about sectors that cannot re-open including events, weddings, nightclubs and the creative industries which employ hundreds of thousands of workers across theContinue reading Support for Events, weddings, night clubs and creative industries

Chancellor’s proposals Sticking Plaster not a Plan for the Future

The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave a statement in the House of Commons on 24 September announcing economic support measures for the next 6 months, including: Replacing the furlough scheme with a new Job Support Scheme starting in November, which will support businesses and employees who have lost hours due to the pandemic. There willContinue reading Chancellor’s proposals Sticking Plaster not a Plan for the Future

Crisis isn’t easy for government – but we can’t go on like this, Prime Minister

Steve McCabe MP writes for the Birmingham Mail With recent opinion polls showing Labour and Tories neck and neck and his personal rating ahead of the Prime Minister, Keir Starmer is emerging as a leader who can’t be trifled with but he knows government is a long way off. He was in Walsall last weekContinue reading Crisis isn’t easy for government – but we can’t go on like this, Prime Minister

Steve McCabe MP votes against Internal Markets Bill, telling government ‘Lawmakers cannot be Lawbreakers’

Speaking in the House of Commons this week in the Second Reading Debate on the Internal Markets Bill, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) said MPs were being asked to risk the UK reputation and ability to negotiate or seek to enforce any future treaty or trade deal. The Government have introduced the United KingdomsContinue reading Steve McCabe MP votes against Internal Markets Bill, telling government ‘Lawmakers cannot be Lawbreakers’

Steve McCabe MP calls on Chancellor to save small breweries before it’s too late

Steve McCabe MP has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer urging him to drop current plans to reform Small Breweries Relief which will have a devastating impact on small breweries in his constituency and threaten their future. The changes to Small Breweries Relief will lower the threshold for breweries to stop receiving some taxContinue reading Steve McCabe MP calls on Chancellor to save small breweries before it’s too late

STEVE MCCABE MP VISITS THE GROWING COMMUNITY GARDEN IN Yardley Wood

For National Allotments Week, Steve McCabe MP went to visit the site of the new community garden being developed at the Greenaleigh Road Allotments. Greenaleigh Community Garden is being created by Billesley-based charity PlayGROUND, set up to support the local community and environment by delivering art, horticulture and ecology projects. Greenaleigh Community Garden is theirContinue reading STEVE MCCABE MP VISITS THE GROWING COMMUNITY GARDEN IN Yardley Wood

MP renews warnings of takeover following plans for yet more students flats

 Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is calling on the Planning Committee to reject plans to build 31 student flats in Stirchley as concerns rise over a student takeover of parts of Selly Oak constituency. The MP’s comments come in response to the latest application for purpose-built student accommodation in Stirchley. The re-submitted application proposesContinue reading MP renews warnings of takeover following plans for yet more students flats