Catherine celebrates Small Business Saturday with Gosforth firms

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, hit Gosforth High Street this weekend to celebrate Small Business Saturday with a number of local independent firms. Small Business Saturday has grown significantly since its launch in this country in 2013, and is now the biggest annual celebration of small businesses in the UK – encouraging shoppers back to … Continue reading Catherine celebrates Small Business Saturday with Gosforth firms

Corporate liability for economic crime

The co-Chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Corruption (APPG on Anti-Corruption), Catherine McKinnell MP and Nigel Mills MP, have written to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, urging the Ministry of Justice and the Government to fulfil the commitment to begin reform in the area of corporate liability for economic … Continue reading Corporate liability for economic crime

Autumn Statement response

Responding to today’s Autumn Statement, Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell said: ‘Today’s Autumn Statement was evidence of the Government’s economic failure over the last six years, with productivity down, growth forecasts down, deficit targets abandoned and our national debt expected to reach record levels next year.  It was also yet another stark reminder of the … Continue reading Autumn Statement response

MP Catherine hears more about Marie Curie services

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has heard more about the wide range of care and support provided to terminally ill constituents and their families by Marie Curie, following a recent visit to the charity’s Newcastle Hospice. Catherine was invited to visit the hospice, having met last month with her constituent Don Lowther to discuss Marie … Continue reading MP Catherine hears more about Marie Curie services

Newcastle North MP backs Usdaw shopworkers campaign

Catherine McKinnell MP has renewed her support for Usdaw’s now annual campaign to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse in the often heated run-up to Christmas. As part of the retail union’s longstanding Freedom From Fear campaign – which seeks to prevent violence, threats and abuse directed at retail staff – Usdaw members are … Continue reading Newcastle North MP backs Usdaw shopworkers campaign