Phil McCabe
Phil McCabe was appointed as the FPB's Media and PR Officer in September 2007. He is an experienced journalist and has worked as a reporter on a number of local newspapers and magazines across the North West. He contributes articles to a variety of publications.

Before becoming a reporter and feature writer, Phil had a range of jobs in various industries, including cable puller, administration assistant and freelance tutor.

Phil was born on the Wirral. Several of his close relatives are self-employed and he also has a number of other family members and close friends who own and run their own businesses.

Phil received an MA in Politics and Media Studies from the University of Liverpool in 2001, and has a degree in English Literature from Newcastle University. He is interested in writing, literature and the arts, history and politics. He also enjoys watching various sports and occasionally plays some of them.

Blog Entries by Phil McCabe

The Budget: A Real Opportunity to Remove the Growth Barriers for Small Firms

0 Comments | Posted 20 March 2012 | (23:00)

There's absolutely no doubt that history will remember today's Budget as something of a crossroads for the country in an economic sense.

For this will essentially be a sink or swim moment for the UK. If Mr Osborne gets it right it'll help power the country in to recovery...

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Bank Closures: Branch Sharing Could Provide a Solution

1 Comments | Posted 20 February 2012 | (23:00)

Targets or no targets, the government's Project Merlin scheme designed to get the banks to significantly boost lending to small businesses has fallen short of achieving its aims.

In excess of £1 billion short, in fact. Further, new lending is what matters most and the statistics look even worse...

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