Category Archives: Economy

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

Catherine McKinnell

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...

Newcastle North MP supports campaign for sight loss advisers

Catherine McKinnell MP  RNIB Sight Loss Advisers campaign

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has joined forces with the RNIB to back their campaign for everyone diagnosed with sight loss to receive emotional support to come to terms with their condition. Catherine attended the recent Parliamentary launch of The Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) new report ‘Being There When it Matters’, which Continue Reading...

Childcare Payments Bill

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As Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Catherine has been leading the Opposition’s response to the Government’s Childcare Payments Bill, which is currently going through Parliament. The Bill had its ‘Report Stage’ and ‘Third Reading’ in the Commons yesterday (17th November), during which Catherine tabled an amendment which would have committed the Government to assess Continue Reading...