The week in Westminster will be dominated by the Budget and I’ll be in the Commons Chamber on Wednesday to hear the Chancellor, although the weekend’s briefings suggest it will fall well short of what the country needs. I’ll be hearing the response from small businesses that at a FSB event.
The Nationality and Borders Bill is the main focus for the week, filling my Tuesday and Thursday, as we continue with line-by-line consideration of the legislation in Committee where I’m one of five MPs on Labour’s team challenging the Government’s proposals.
Also on Thursday I’ve another meeting of the UK Trade and Business Commission and, ahead of COP26, we’re looking at the role of trade policy in tackling the climate crisis. Other meetings this week include MillionPlus, the Labour Movement for Europe, and the Yorkshire Society.
Back in Sheffield on Friday, I’ll be visiting to The Hubb with our Police and Crime Commissioner to talk about their work on violence reduction, meeting with the Health and Social Care Trust to discuss their action in response to the recent CQC report, and attending an event hosted by Gen Z: A Generation for Change organised by Chilypep and the Element Society.