APPG Apprenticeships report launched

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships, co-chaired by Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell, has this week launched its 2018/2019 Annual Report in Parliament, highlighting key recommendations to employers and policymakers to improve and increase the uptake of apprenticeships in the workplace. The report examines contributions put forward to the Group, taking evidence on a … Continue reading APPG Apprenticeships report launched

Catherine ‘delighted’ with children’s hospice commitment

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has warmly welcomed the Government’s confirmation that it plans to increase the Children’s Hospice Grant from £12million a year to £25million a year by 2023/24, following years of campaigning in her capacity as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Children Who Need Palliative Care. Only last month – … Continue reading Catherine ‘delighted’ with children’s hospice commitment

No one should be turned away because of their assistance dog

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has reaffirmed her support for a longstanding campaign to tackle discrimination against assistance dog owners at a recent event in Parliament organised by the charity, Guide Dogs. Last week, more than a hundred guide dog owners from across the country converged on Westminster Hall to share their experiences of … Continue reading No one should be turned away because of their assistance dog

Catherine urges NHS England to meet children’s hospice promise

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has marked Children’s Hospice Week by calling on NHS England to keep its promise to the protect the Children’s Hospice Grant – and go further by increasing it to £25million per year – by tabling this Early Day Motion in Parliament. Catherine – who is the co-chair of the All-Party … Continue reading Catherine urges NHS England to meet children’s hospice promise