Category Archives: Economy

Summer Budget response

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Commenting on today’s ‘Summer Budget 2015’, Newcastle North MP and Shadow Treasury Minister, Catherine McKinnell, said: ‘A Labour Budget today would have focused on working people – supporting those on middle and low incomes, and taking the steps needed to ensure Britain can become a more productive, higher earning economy. ‘Instead, the Chancellor’s cuts to Continue Reading...

Tyneside MP challenges Government’s devolution proposals

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Speaking in the Commons for the first time since being re-elected as the MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell has hit out at the Government’s devolution proposals during today’s Queen’s Speech debate on devolution and growth across Britain. The Newcastle North MP emphasised the importance of devolution of funding and powers to support the North Continue Reading...

People in the North East won’t be taken in by this Budget

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Commenting on today’s Budget, MP for Newcastle North and Shadow Treasury Minister, Catherine McKinnell, said: ‘George Osborne has absolutely nothing to offer Newcastle and the North East. ‘This region has been let down time and again by the Coalition – on jobs, on living standards and on infrastructure. ‘We hear about a Northern Powerhouse, yet Continue Reading...

Gap in funding could be ‘body blow’ for North East

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This article feature in The Journal on 5th March 2015 and can also be read here: http://www.thejournal.co.uk/north-east-analysis/analysis-news/gap-european-funding-could-body-8770966 Gap in funding could be ‘body blow’ for North East A “chaotic and total mismanagement” of the move from One North East to two Local Enterprise Partnerships has placed £724m of European funding in jeopardy, an MP claims Continue Reading...