Tackling the loyalty penalty

Many people are punished for their loyalty to a firm. By sticking with a provider of services like home insurance, broadband or energy for the long haul, existing customers can face a higher bill compared to new ones. And this so-called loyalty penalty often affects vulnerable people the most. As well as representing my constituents, … Continue reading Tackling the loyalty penalty

Newcastle MP warns East Coast benefits will be lost

Newcastle North MP and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the East Coast Main Line, Catherine McKinnell, has today warned that any benefits of recent investment in the East Coast Main Line will be lost if more is not done now to deal with current problems of reliability, capacity and quality on the railway … Continue reading Newcastle MP warns East Coast benefits will be lost

MP Catherine responds to online abuse of disabled people final report

Following the publication of the final report ‘Online abuse and the experience of disabled people’ by the House of Commons’ Petitions Committee, Newcastle North MP and Petitions Committee member, Catherine McKinnell, commented: ‘It’s clear from our inquiry – and the consultation we’ve undertaken across the country, including in Newcastle – that disabled people are being … Continue reading MP Catherine responds to online abuse of disabled people final report

Newcastle MP renews commitment to marking Holocaust

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has this week renewed her commitment to marking Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament. In doing so, she also paid tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people … Continue reading Newcastle MP renews commitment to marking Holocaust

MPs welcome children’s hospice funding boost

A cross-party group of MPs and peers has welcomed the news that NHS England is planning to spend more money on children’s hospices – and has recognised children’s palliative care as an important priority in its new Long Term Plan. The new funding could be worth up to £25million per year if local NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) … Continue reading MPs welcome children’s hospice funding boost