Birmingham MP Condemns Ratcheting up of Energy Bills as Unemployment Soars

Steve McCabe MP has called a Government decision to raise the energy price cap at the very time when unemployment is set to soar as ‘ratcheting up not levelling up.’   Today Ofgem announced the energy price cap will return to pre-pandemic levels on 1 April 2021, putting thousands of households at risk of fuel poverty.    The most recent GovernmentContinue reading Birmingham MP Condemns Ratcheting up of Energy Bills as Unemployment Soars

Birmingham MP warns of benefit cuts as unemployment soars

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has called the Government’s proposed plans to cut Universal Credit reckless, as unemployment rises again.  Figures released today show an estimated 1.72 million people were unemployed between September and November 2020, which is the highest rate of unemployment in five years. Locally in Birmingham Selly Oak 7.4% were claiming unemployment benefits in December 2020. ThisContinue reading Birmingham MP warns of benefit cuts as unemployment soars

Birmingham MP Stands with Businesses in calls to Protect Jobs

Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak is calling on the Chancellor to act now to save jobs, businesses and livelihoods in Tier 3 Birmingham.  Figures released today show a bleak trend of rising unemployment across the country. In Birmingham Selly Oak constituency 7.5% of the population are now claiming unemployment benefits, well above the nationalContinue reading Birmingham MP Stands with Businesses in calls to Protect Jobs

Birmingham MP pledges to work with DWP and local businesses to tackle unemployment

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak pledged to work with the Department for Work and Pensions and local businesses to tackle unemployment as latest figures reveal growing unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic.   Figures released today show there were 5,630 people in Birmingham, Selly Oak constituency claiming unemployment benefits in October 2020. This equates to 7.5% of the populationContinue reading Birmingham MP pledges to work with DWP and local businesses to tackle unemployment

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

MP Calls on Government to Deliver Jobs Promise in Unemployment Hotspots

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, has urged the government to get on with targeted job creation as unemployment continues to rise in his constituency.   Figures released yesterday show 7.6% of people in Selly Oak Constituency were claiming unemployment benefits as of August 2020, considerably higher than the national average of 6.5%. TheContinue reading MP Calls on Government to Deliver Jobs Promise in Unemployment Hotspots

Unemployment needs Urgent and Targeted Intervention says Birmingham MP

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has raised concerns about another increase in unemployment in his constituency. Figures released today show the unemployment rate is currently 7.3% in Birmingham Selly Oak, this is notably higher than the national average which now stands at 6.3%. The data also shows the number of those claiming benefits increased againContinue reading Unemployment needs Urgent and Targeted Intervention says Birmingham MP

MP says No Deal is adding to unemployment pressures in Selly Oak

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is calling for greater government action to tackle unemployment in constituencies like Selly Oak which already experiences higher unemployment than the national average and stands, according to the government’s own analysis, to be among the hardest hit in the event of a No Deal Brexit. 

 

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