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Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, will continue his fight to protect family homes in Selly Oak despite a poor response from the government.

He has expressed his anger at the government’s behaviour and poor response to his Protection of Family Homes (Enforcement and Permitted Development) Bill. It failed to progress beyond Second Reading because of the behaviour of Tory MPs who have pushed it to the back of the queue.

This week Birmingham Labour MPs wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond MP, to ask that he review the Government’s policy on the State Pension age for 2.6 million women nationwide. 37,000 women across Birmingham have suffered greatly from the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts that increased the State Pension Age for women born in the 1950’s.

 

The MPs have asked the Government to provide transitional state pension arrangements for the women affected.

 

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The Chancellor announced tax increases for self-employed people from next April, which will see nearly 2.5 million people pay £240 a year more in national insurance contributions. A fifth of people who are self-employed have their incomes topped up by tax credits, this tax rise will hit hard-working people already struggling to make ends meet.

 

The Chancellor also announced £66m per year for social care for 3 years but all the experts say we need £1.9Bn now to head off a crisis.

 

Steve McCabe MP is asking the Government why there is no money to save Baverstock Academy in Druids Heath despite announcing that over £320 million worth of funding will be available for new grammar schools in the budget.

 

The announcement was made ahead of tomorrow's budget where the Chancellor is expected to confirm funding of £320million for new free and grammar schools and £216million to refurbish existing schools.

 

Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe joined staff, volunteers and service users from leading deafblind charity Sense for a mass walk through Selly Oak along the Birmingham and Worcester canal. The sensory walk was organised to raise awareness of TouchBase Pears, a major new community centre for the area that will open in the summer.

The pioneering new centre will combine specialist support for people with sensory impairments and complex needs, with services that will benefit the whole community.

Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

Stirchley’s very own Kolkata Lounge has been nominated by Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe in the annual MP’s Tiffin Cup competition.

Steve asked locals which was their favourite local curry house and the majority said Stirchley’s very own Kolkata lounge. The competition seeks to find the best South Asian restaurant in Britain and nominees are put forward by their local MPs.

Today Tesco have announced that they will not be opening a superstore in Stirchley due to current market conditions in the retail sector.

After years of keeping the local community in the dark over their plans to open the superstore Tesco have told local MP, Steve McCabe that they won’t be committing to the project. Steve is due to meet with Tesco representatives this week to get some more answers and find out their plans to bring the empty site in Stirchley in to use to best serve local residents and the community.  

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Speaking  in the House of Commons yesterday at the Health Estimates debate local MP Steve McCabe opted to ‘tell it like it is’ and attacked the government for driving our NHS and Social care services to its knees.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“Five years into the reign of the current Secretary of State for Health we’re entitled to ask what on earth is happening to our NHS and social care system, and can we any longer afford the extraordinary complacency of this government?

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