Tyneside MP speaks out in Commons on future of debt advice in Newcastle

Labour MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, has spoken out this morning in Parliament about the importance of saving debt advice services in Newcastle. Speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on the future funding of independent debt advice, Catherine urged Ministers to ensure that face-to-face services at Newcastle’s Citizens Advice Bureau continue to be properly … Continue reading Tyneside MP speaks out in Commons on future of debt advice in Newcastle

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