The Works and Pensions Select Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into jobs. There are three main issues.: shortages in key areas affecting growth and outcomes, too few people with the right skills, and deprivation which limits opportunity. Our inquiry is considering how other countries are dealing with these problems. One of our biggest concernsContinue reading Introducing Mentors
Does Boris Johnson have something against pensioners? That’s a question I have asked all too often these days, especially since Dominic Cummings revealed that the PM wasn’t too bothered when he thought Covid was only killing the over 80s. Last week, free TV licences for over 75s ceased. It marked the end of a 20-yearContinue reading PM problem on pensions
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
Local MP, Steve McCabe has signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling on the Government to ensure his constituents are able to seek immediate assistance from Jobcentre Plus over Christmas and New Year. The EDM, which has secured cross party support has been sponsored by Steve’s colleague on the Work and Pensions Select Committee, Frank Field MP.
Steve McCabe MP, a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, was joined by a cross party group of MPs at the University of Birmingham to hear evidence from Birmingham academics and other witnesses on welfare reform and citizens income. It is part of a programme to get the committee ‘on the road’ and out of the closed confines of Westminster.