In July, the Government finally published its long-awaited White Paper, Caring for our Future, and the draft Care and Support Bill. Many ideas have been welcomed and build upon previous commissions and work originally undertaken by the last Labour Government. Most agree that long term care of elderly people is an issue which needs cross-party consensus to work and be sustainable for the future.


The survey focuses on the kind of policing people expect; the crimes that most concern them; and, changes which might occur with the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners and proposals for Business Partnering arrangements.


Steve said

"I’ve had a huge response already and we are in the very early stages. It tells me that crime and policing is an issue which really matters to people. We all encounter the police at some point in our lives and if the British model of policing is to survive it requires consent and public confidence.


Following the recent announcement by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) that the company intends to increase their energy prices by 9% in October; Steve is calling on Ofgem to act and protect the most vulnerable customers from the spiralling cost of energy bills.



Steve McCabe MP has called on the Government to take responsibility for their failed economic policies and put the British economy and British jobs first. 

News that the Government has unexpectedly had to borrow £600m in July, traditionally a good month for tax receipts, has raised further doubts over the Government’s economic policies.



Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey regarding the future of Stirchley Baths.



Steve wants to know what his constituents think about changes to local policing.

Policing in Britain is facing some big changes; Steve is launching a consultation to find out what people in his constituency think about these changes and policing priorities.



Steve said:

“Our Police Force has been at the centre of much attention over recent months. We are facing a big overhaul in how our policing works.



Steve McCabe MP expresses caution over Labour Market Statistics published today, warning that the good news does not apply to the whole country.


While it is obviously good news that the number of people out of work nationally fell by 46,000 to 2.56 million in the three months to June, the story wasn’t quite so positive in the West Midlands with the number of people unemployed increasing by 0.3%.


Steve said:


Steve joined young people from across Birmingham to celebrate the talent and energy of young people with dance, music, poetry and a blend of different cultural traditions.

The event, held at Priory Square on 9 August, brought together youth organisations including Voice is Power, Young Peoples’ Parliament, Young Disabled Champions and Children in Care Council.  



You may be aware that the Sainsbury’s planning application to build on the former Battery site is currently making its way through Birmingham City Council’s planning process.

I thought I’d take this opportunity to inform residents that Birmingham City Council has decided to re-open the public consultation process for your comments on the revised proposals; in light of recent recommendations by the Council’s Planning Department.

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