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                 In the House of Commons on 8 February, Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and local Government told MPs that the Government has agreed to provide a Transitional Grant fund of £150 million to help local authorities “with the sharpest reductions in Revenue Support Grant”– shockingly Birmingham gets nothing but wealthy Buckinghamshire is set to receive £4.6million.

 

Steve McCabe MP is calling on the government to end fuel poverty and make home insulation a national priority.

During winter, hundreds of local families on low incomes struggled to heat their homes and Steve has joined his Labour colleagues in calling on the government to tackle this recurring problem by making home insulation a national priority.

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging people living in Selly Oak to be one step ahead with their finances by getting help from Citizens Advice.

Together with Citizens Advice, Steve is advising local people to try out five tips to help them keep on top of their bills and save money.

They are:

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has joined campaigners from leading charity ‘Breast Cancer Care’ to show his support for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women living with breast cancer.  

Steve met with campaigners to mark the launch of a new report which highlights that BAME women do not always get the support they need after they have finished their treatment for breast cancer.

Steve McCabe MP has condemned the Government’s proposals to cut benefits for people too ill to work, pushing some of the most vulnerable even further into poverty when they should be focusing on recovering from ill health.

Steve has heard from a number of constituents and their carers, worried about the impact of the government’s proposals to reduce the amount of Employment Support Allowance they receive, a vital lifeline for many people who are too ill to work.

 

Steve McCabe MP showed his support for heart patients and their families by joining the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and other cardiovascular organisations to hear how they are helping to save and improve the lives of the millions of people affected by cardiovascular disease in the UK.

 

The Rea Catchment Partnership is a group that has been formed to explore funding opportunities to refuce flood risk and deliver environmental improvements across the River Rea.

 

This week, Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

Steve McCabe MP recently met with The Royal British Legion’s local Area Manager Ian Barber at their Birmingham Pop-in Centre to discuss support for the Armed Forces community.

 

Yesterday, Labour called on the government to abandon its plan to scrap maintenance grants for the poorest students in England and replace them with loans. The motion put forward by Labour to annul the regulations, which were sneaked through in a Legislation Committee, was narrowly lost meaning the changes will go ahead.

 

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