January – February E-newsletter

This month’s E-newsletter includes an update on my activities across the constituency and in Parliament. Read the full edition, containing my thoughts on the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone, Voter ID laws and the leaked documents that reveal the government’s spending on levelling-up northern bus networks will be cut by 50% here. For reference, you […]

Criticism of the Government’s Commitment to Tackling Late Payments

As a long time campaigner on late payments, I echo the criticism made by the respected Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) about the Government’s commitment to tackling late payments. In its response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s consultation on The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations the AAT called the […]

Debbie Abrahams MP makes case for Oldham ahead of Budget

Ahead of the Chancellor’s presenting the Budget and Spending Review to the Commons next week, I have written to him to make the case for Oldham. The letter can be read in full below.   Dear Chancellor AUTUMN BUDGET 2021 I am writing to you to make the case for Oldham in your forthcoming Budget. […]

Debbie: Carillion’s collapse is affecting jobs in Oldham

I have been approached for help by Oldham based building contractor Johnson Bros Ltd who have been left with unpaid invoices of over £145,000 following the collapse of the construction giant Carillion.  I’ve been running my Be Fair – Pay on Time campaign for several years to highlight the bullying tactics of large companies like Carillon who use […]

My New Year’s message

A happy new year to everyone in Oldham and Saddleworth! The New Year is traditionally a time for reflections and resolutions. Looking back over 2015, there are a number of issues I am proud to have championed and made some progress in. There are others, though, where I know I’m in for the long haul. […]

Debbie hosts cross-party ‘retentions’ meeting in Parliament 

I hosted a cross party meeting in Parliament to address the issue of ‘retentions’ , the withholding of payment until the completion of a job which is a practice rife in the construction industry often resulting in smaller companies losing money. As my campaign Be Fair – Pay On Time was set up to highlight […]

Debbie delivers major speech against late payments to small businesses

This week I was invited to be a guest speaker at the credit industry’s annual conference called CCR-interactive organised by Credit Collections & Risk, to talk about “Be Fair – Pay on Time”, my campaign to tackle the scourge of late payments by predominantly large businesses to small businesses. Please see below for my speech […]

Budget Speech: The Chancellor’s Illusion

I made my speech on the Summer Budget on Monday, highlighting the regressive nature of the Chancellor’s proposals and the effects that his policies will have on people in Oldham East and Saddleworth.  The Chancellor has presided over increased borrowing, increased public sector debt and low growth levels.  The full speech can be read below. Debbie […]

My view of Labour’s results in the 2015 General Election

Four days since Polling Day, the analysis of why Labour lost the 2015 General Election is underway. At this stage, we do not have the benefit of comprehensive data, and by that I mean not just hard data on who won what seats by how many, but an understanding of why people voted in the […]

Late Payments Campaign Wins National Construction Industry Award

My ‘Be Fair – Pay on Time’ campaign against late payment has received another national award, this time a special Gold Award at the construction industry’s ‘Oscars’, the H&V News Awards, hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull and attended by 1,300 people last night. I was honoured to receive this award on behalf of all […]

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