MPs call for starter payments to prevent hardship during wait for first Universal Credit payment

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak sits on the Work and Pensions Committee who in their latest report say a starter payment should be made to people claiming Universal Credit (UC) for the first time to ensure that everyone has enough money for basics such as food and heating during the wait for theirContinue reading MPs call for starter payments to prevent hardship during wait for first Universal Credit payment

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 pledges to combat retail violence and protect retail staff

Local MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, Steve McCabe has signed up to support the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Shopworkers’ Protection Pledge, vowing to stand with retail staff and support legislation to better protect shopworkers from violence and abuse. Violence and abuse of shopworkers remains a serious concern in Birmingham Selly Oak. Recognising the serious impactContinue reading Steve McCabe MP pledges to combat retail violence and protect retail staff

Creating corona confusion

We’re nearly two thirds through this year and what a year! We’ve had lockdown, shortages and loss of everyday activities. Our lives have been turned upside down.  I don’t underestimate the horrible nature of this pandemic or the lives lost but am I alone in doubting the government? Not that long ago the PM was saying we should look forward to ‘normality’ for Christmas but just as we’re getting used to things with pubs and restaurants reopening and swimming pools and bingo clubs back in action, we’re facing localContinue reading Creating corona confusion