Category Archives: Economy

Speech on Marriage Tax Allowance

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Catherine spoke on behalf of the Opposition in yesterday’s Finance Bill Committee stage in the Commons, moving Labour’s amendment calling on the Government to reconsider its proposal for a Marriage Tax Allowance which will only benefit 1 in 3 married couples/civil partnerships, and just 1 in 6 families with children.   This is Catherine’s speech: Continue Reading...

Catherine challenges Prime Minister on childcare support

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Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North and Shadow Treasury Minister, has today challenged the Prime Minister on the lack of measures to support families with rising childcare costs following last week’s Budget – and has hit out at the response she received. Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons this afternoon (26th March), Catherine asked Continue Reading...

Catherine reveals cost of living survey findings

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has revealed the results of her online ‘cost of living survey’ for constituents which indicate that more than 90% of respondents expect their standard of living to get worse or stay the same over the next three years. Launched on Catherine’s website six weeks ago, following figures revealing that real Continue Reading...

Newcastle North MP and Shadow Treasury Minister responds to inflation figures

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Catherine McKinnell, Labour’s Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Newcastle North, responding to today’s (14th January) inflation figures, said: “This small fall in the inflation rate is welcome, but with prices still rising more than twice as fast as wages the cost-of-living crisis continues. After three damaging years of flatlining, working people Continue Reading...