MP Mike Kane Visits Harrington Brooks HQ

MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, Mike Kane, visited our Manchester office today, to gain an insight into our industry and to speak with our staff, as well as with representatives from our charity of the year Forever Manchester.

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A Q&A session with some of our 600 staff

As we are the 3rd largest employer within his constituency (behind Manchester Airport and Wythenshawe Hospital), employing over 600 people, a tour of the office gave the Labour MP an insight into the working environment for a large portion of the local community.

Staff members from each department were invited to an informal question and answer session, in which we discussed charity work within the community, the changes in the law to the payday loan industry, and how difficulty in claiming NHS care home fees was affecting constituents.

(from left) Jed Murray and Nic Massey of Forever Manchester, Mike Kane, Jodi Hamilton of Harrington Brooks
(from left) Jed Murray and Nic Massey of Forever Manchester, Mike Kane, Jodi Hamilton of Harrington Brooks

Mr Kane has campaigned alongside Stella Creasy for change to the payday lending sector, for which he said the next step would be to limit the amount of payday loans to be taken out at any single time by a person, in a similar regulation style to America (where only one payday loan can be taken out at any one time).