Costly Scandal Needs Sorting

Events at asylum centres have made the headlines this week, drawing attention to the cost of government funded accommodation. They’re now spending millions on hotels.   That story rather overshadowed a report on exempt accommodation by the Levelling up, Housing and Communities Select Committee.  Exempt accommodation is so called because its exempt from usual housingContinue reading Costly Scandal Needs Sorting

Labour offers real alternative after Chancellor sends pound into freefall

It was Harold Wilson who once quipped that ‘a week is a long time in politics’. Goodness knows what he’d have made of the last 6 days. On Friday our new Chancellor announced more than £400billion of borrowing and tax cuts worth an extra £55,000 for millionaires. Almost immediately there was panic in the markets,Continue reading Labour offers real alternative after Chancellor sends pound into freefall

Birmingham MP and Students call for clarity on moving home rules

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has written to Universities Minister Michelle Donelan to ask for urgent clarity on guidance given to students moving in and out of properties during the pandemic. Following a rise in coronavirus cases in Selly Oak, many students have been forced to self-isolate in their properties beyond their tenancy end date.Continue reading Birmingham MP and Students call for clarity on moving home rules

MP Supports Local Nursery in Fight Against Student Developers

Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe is calling on the Council to refuse plans to build a 4 storey student accommodation block next to a local nursery.   Plans were submitted to Birmingham City Council to turn a semi-derelict 0.2 acre portion of land next to Selly Oak Nursery into a 4-storey purpose-built student accommodation block. The site would pose safeguarding concerns for the local nursery as their Forest SchoolContinue reading MP Supports Local Nursery in Fight Against Student Developers