Posts in the category of: Economics

East Birmingham Growth Prospectus – 24 February 2015

by Liam Byrne | 24.02.15

  Dear friends, I wanted to share with you a copy of the East Birmingham Growth Prospectus which I launched this morning.    This is the biggest plan for jobs in East Birmingham we’ve ever had. It was hard fought. But by demanding the government, the Council and HS2 pull together we’ve got an amazing […]

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Birmingham Labour sets out bold plans for 9,000 jobs in East Birmingham – 24 February 2015

by Liam Byrne | 24.02.15

  Birmingham Labour sets out bold plans for 9,000 jobs in East Birmingham   The City Council’s East Birmingham Growth Prospectus, backed by a new plan for the old LDV-Alstom marshalling yard, and £1 million skills investment by the government was launched today by East Birmingham’s three MP’s and Council leader, Sir Albert Bore.   […]

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Byrne gets #shapeyourfuture on the road – 19 January 2015

by Liam Byrne | 19.01.15

Byrne gets #shapeyourfuture on the road   Liam Byrne takes Labour’s #shapeyourfuture consultation down Billy Bragg’s ‘highway of dreams’ through estuary Essex to the sea.   This week Liam Byrne, Labour’s shadow Universities and Skills minister, will visit seven Further Education colleges in six constituencies across three days taking the A13 from West Ham to […]

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Greg Clark MP finally replies to my letter on HE funding – 7 January 2015

by Liam Byrne | 07.01.15

  Dear friends,   Before Christmas I wrote to the Science Minister, Greg Clark MP, about the Government’s plans for higher education finance.   You can read my original letters here and here   He has today responded to my letter dated 25 November 2014. You can see his response below:   Liam   

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Byrne welcomes HS2 Committee call for Plan B at Washwood Heath – 19 December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 21.12.14

    Byrne welcomes HS2 Committee call for Plan B at Washwood Heath   Liam Byrne MP has welcomed a major breakthrough in the battle for jobs at the LDV-Alstom site earmarked for a marshalling yard.   Following a major campaign led by Liam Byrne MP. The HS2 Bill Committee has ordered the Government and […]

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Birmingham City Council sees further fall in unemployment – December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 17.12.14

Dear Friends,   Great news, figures released today from the Office of National Statistics show that unemployment continues to fall in Hodge Hill – 17 December 2014.   The number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill as of November 2014 was 4,479.  This represents a rate of 9.9% of the economically active population aged […]

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MP warns of ‘NHS emergency’ with Birmingham hospitals in danger of running out of beds – Birmingham Mail – 17 December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 17.12.14

MP warns of ‘NHS emergency’ with Birmingham hospitals in danger of running out of beds   Liam Byrne speaks out as grim new figures show some hospitals at 96 per cent bed capacity   A BIRMINGHAM MP has warned the city could run out of hospital beds after a shock investigation showed wards are nearing […]

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Time to Start Backing and Stop Attacking Our Young People – My speech to Burnt Mill – Tuesday 16 December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 16.12.14

There has been some press coverage of my speech. You can read coverage from the Independent here,  from the Evening Standard here, and a piece from me in LabourList here. I am also delighted to say that the visit was covered by YourHarlow – here. If you have felt exploited by a long unpaid internship then I […]

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Heart of England hospital trust one of most complained about in UK – Birmingham Mail – 2 December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 02.12.14

  Dear friends,   You may have seen my press release on Friday about the concerns that I and local Councillors have around the strain which our local NHS Trust (including Heartlands Hospital) is under.   The Birmingham Mail have today published a story about Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust which proves many of […]

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My statement on the Government’s announcement on ‘Degree Apprenticeships’ – a frankly meagre announcement showing a lack of ambition – 26 November 2014

by Liam Byrne | 26.11.14

  Responding to the government’s announcement on Degree Apprenticeships today, Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills said:   “Ed Vaizey’s meagre announcement of 150 new apprenticeships places is nowhere near enough to fix the country’s skills crisis. Labour has announced clear, bold plans on apprenticeships and earn-while-you learn-degrees. That’s the polar […]

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