Local MP hits out at axing of Financial Inclusion Fund

Catherine McKinnell, Labour MP for Newcastle North, has hit out at the Coalition’s axing of the Financial Inclusion Fund (FIF), which supports crucial face-to-face debt advice services in Newcastle via the city’s Citizens Advice Bureau. The Treasury’s decision to end the fund in March 20011 comes as figures published by the Association of Business Recovery … Continue reading Local MP hits out at axing of Financial Inclusion Fund

Newcastle North MP concerned that funding shortfall could send local NHS backwards

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has expressed her concerns that recent figures on the funding shortfall facing the NHS in England could see health services in Newcastle start to go backwards. Catherine said: “With the NHS already showing signs of strains, a combination of inflation forecasts and the ‘double counting’ of social care funding means … Continue reading Newcastle North MP concerned that funding shortfall could send local NHS backwards

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CATHERINE MCKINNELL MP IS CONSTRUCTION APPRENTICE FOR THE DAY In the run up to National Apprenticeship Week (7 – 11 February 2011), CITB-ConstructionSkills and the Federation of Master Builders invited Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, to visit a live construction project in Newcastle to experience life as an apprentice for the day. The aim … Continue reading YOU’RE HIRED!

Tyneside MP attends UNISON Equalities Weekend

Newcastle North MP and Shadow Solicitor General, Catherine McKinnell, is to join members of the public services trade union, UNISON, for an ‘equalities weekend’. The event, taking place in Newcastle on 28th and 29th January, will also feature speakers from UNISON and the Tyne and Wear Anti-Fascism Association. Catherine said: “I am really pleased to … Continue reading Tyneside MP attends UNISON Equalities Weekend