Jim Cunningham MP

Member of Parliament for Coventry South

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I have joined other colleagues in the House of Commons to sign a letter to the Women and Equalities Minister expressing my concern at the news that G4S has been awarded the Government contract to run the Equality Advisory Service from 1st October.

You can read the letter in full here.

 

Letter to Women and Equalities Minister

I have joined other colleagues in the House of Commons to sign a letter to the Women and Equalities Minister expressing my concern at the news that G4S has been...

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Jim Cunningham, MP for Coventry South, visited a local building site recently as part of week-long campaign to get more people into the construction industry.

Mr Cunningham visited a new accommodation development at Warwick University during Open Doors 2016, a joint initiative between the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Build UK.

More workers are urgently needed in the industry, as CITB predicts over 230,000 new construction jobs will be created in the UK over the next five years.

Jim Cunningham MP said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my visit last week. It just proves how successful and rewarding a career in construction can be. After experiencing Open Doors 2016, I would encourage everyone to consider a career in construction.”

Suzannah Nichol, Build UK Chief Executive, said: “I joined the industry after a visit to a local construction site and hopefully Open Doors can get even more young people and others looking for something new to get involved in one of the many careers we have to offer.

“Construction is a great place to be and the buzz onsite is infectious. We are so pleased to give Open Doors visitors that same buzz and the chance to see what the industry is all about.”

Lorraine Gregory, CITB Partnerships Manager, said: “Open Doors is an excellent way of inspiring more people to consider a career in construction. It is a great opportunity to showcase how rewarding a career in the sector can be.

“There is no better time than now, with over 15,000 new construction jobs expected to be created over in the West Midlands over the next five years.

Jim calls on more people to join the construction industry

Jim Cunningham, MP for Coventry South, visited a local building site recently as part of week-long campaign to get more people into the construction industry. Mr Cunningham visited a new...

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After being contacted by a number of constituents who have seen there tax credits withdrawn by private company Concentrix, JimCunningham MP raised the issue in Parliament, saying;

"I first raised this issue last January. It has taken about eight months to get to this situation. The issue, which had been going on for weeks, related to a family who did not have any income over the Christmas period. Why does it take a BBC programme to bring Ministers to the Dispatch Box? On Monday, a member of my staff was given the run-around by HMRC and Concentrix because nobody would take responsibility. My constituents have spent hours on this. To involve the private sector in such a sensitive and humane issue does not work."

The debate in Parliament comes after HMRC announced they would not be renewing their contract with Concentrix following concerns that hundreds of people have had their tax credits withdrawn without valid reason. 

Jim will continue to take up cases on behalf of his constituents against Concentrix and HMRC. 

 

 

Jim raises issues over Concentrix contract

After being contacted by a number of constituents who have seen there tax credits withdrawn by private company Concentrix, JimCunningham MP raised the issue in Parliament, saying; "I first raised...


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