Budget Must be fair

MP FOR SELLY OAK WRITES… THE budget is now less than a week away. Our first national lockdown began five days after the last one and since then 120,000 people have lost their lives. This budget will be a test for the Chancellor. He’ll be worried about the public finances. Latest figures show borrowing, forContinue reading Budget Must be fair

What can the Chancellor’s budget do to help here?

The upcoming Budget on 3 March is an opportunity for the Chancellor to ease the issues families, the self-employed and business owners face. I know what I want to see, what about you?  Two things have cheered me up recently – the vaccine rollout is going well and Cadbury Dairy Milk is coming home followingContinue reading What can the Chancellor’s budget do to help here?

Call for Evidence on Exempt Accommodation

Birmingham City Council has called for evidence for their inquiry into supported exempt accommodation. The purpose of this Inquiry is to look at exempt accommodation in Birmingham, the role of the Council and what improvements need to be made, either directly by the City Council or through dialogue with Government. “Exempt accommodation” is a termContinue reading Call for Evidence on Exempt Accommodation

University Students Facing Hardship During Lockdown

I have received a huge volume of emails from students living in my constituency who are understandably concerned and disappointed at the Government’s response to the financial and academic difficulties which continue to impact students during this pandemic. I know that university students have been under immense pressure during lockdown. The mental health charity, Mind, reportsContinue reading University Students Facing Hardship During Lockdown

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