As Christmas looms, we need to spare a thought for those who won’t have such a great time. I’m about to launch my reverse Advent Calendar where I ask those, who can, to join me and donate something daily in the run up to Christmas. I spent part of Saturday with Labour Party volunteers collectingContinue reading Foodbanks Are Essential
It was fantastic to see almost 100 people at our Report Back on Thursday. It is clear that people are fed up with the latest crisis engulfing this Tory Government. With the new Chancellor promising Austerity 2.0, there was plenty for us to talk about. I also want to thank those of you who responded toContinue reading Report Back with the Constituency – October 2022
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
As the Downing Street saga over the Prime Minister’s possible resignation continues, the real drama is the cost of living crisis. Last week, the Bank of England raised interest rates for a second time, as fears grow over galloping inflation. Inflation is heading for 7% and new interest rates will mean an extra £25 perContinue reading Big profits while we all feel pinch
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
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?
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
WATCH: Steve McCabe MP slams the Chancellor for a Budget which fails to address the real issues facing our economy.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer today gave his Spring Statement in the House of Commons.
The Chancellor has been, once again, forced to cut the UK’s growth forecast during his budget statement despite claiming the economy is strong.