December 24, 2018

Good Riddance to Rip Off Overdraft Fees

In May this year I joined with consumer group Which? calling for banks to end rip off unarranged overdraft fees. I’m delighted that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has now agreed that banks will no longer be able to charge higher prices for people who go over their arranged overdraft limit. These fees most often hit those who can least afford them and contribute to people entering a vicious spiral …

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December 20, 2018

Closing for Festive Break and Emergency Contacts

My constituency office will be closed from 12 noon today and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 3rd January 2019. During this time, if you need to contact me, please email jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk or if your inquiry is urgent, please call 07938 263415. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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December 12, 2018

Save Gwdihw and Guildford Crescent

I was deeply disappointed to hear that Gwdihw has been unable to renew their lease with their landlord and is currently expected to close in January. Gwdihw has cemented itself as a key part of Cardiff’s diverse live music scene – proving to be a platform for up and coming artists and a space for a unique and diverse range …

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December 11, 2018

Calling for a People’s Vote

The uncertainty around Brexit continues this week in Parliament, with the government having postponed a vote on the Prime Minister’s negotiated deal due to be taken on Tuesday 11th December. I took the opportunity to ask why, if the Prime Minister is allowed to change her mind from the morning to the afternoon, her government will not agree to a …

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December 3, 2018

Time for us to Care about Carers

There are 370,000 carers across Wales who provide £8.1 billion worth of care to their friends and family every year. 96% of the care provided in Wales is provided by relatives and friends. Many carers that I meet in Cardiff Central feel locked out of employment opportunities by a lack of flexible working opportunities. 52% of those caring for a person with disabilities are denied requests to work flexibly and 72% of carers would …

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December 3, 2018

My Monthly Newsletter: November 2018

My monthly newsletter for November is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view November’s newsletter by clicking here. If you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter via email, please click here.

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December 3, 2018

Macmillan Cancer Support – Mobile Information Service

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Mobile Information Service is heading to Cardiff. Everyone is welcome to use the service. Whether you have a cancer diagnosis, have a friend or relative affected by cancer, or are worried about cancer in any way at all, there are lots of ways that Macmillan can support you – medically, financially, emotionally and practically. Wherever the mobile …

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