Frank Field MP
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Press Release - 20 September 2018
Food bank
‘The Bedroom Tax snatches money back from social tenants who can’t move to smaller accommodation – often none is available. It is netting the Treasury around £1 million a year from poorer people in Birkenhead alone. Nearly three quarters of the households in Birkenhead who are penalised contain at least one person who is disabled.'
- Published in The Guardian - 18 September 2018
Guardian
Frank Field on how the government could have filled the policy vacuum instead of waiting for Brexit
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 12 September 2018
Wirral Globe
Birkenhead MP Frank Field has arranged a desperate meeting in a last-ditch attempt to save the town's House of Fraser store from closure.
Article - Published in The Times - 07 September 2018
The Times
Frank Field, the independent MP and chairman of the Commons work and pensions committee, has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking him to use the church’s £7.8 billion investment fund to buy Wonga’s debt portfolio.
- Published in The Times - 03 September 2018
The Times
My plan was to sell dear, with the whole of a working-class family clubbing together to acquire an asset and, crucially, for councils to use all those monies to rebuild and repair stock. The Wilson and Callaghan governments undertook reviews of this idea but civil servants thought the plan unworkable.
- Published in Mail On Sunday - 02 September 2018
Daily Mail
The MP, a lifelong anti-poverty campaigner, appealed to rich philanthropists to step in and assist hard-up individuals ordered to repay loans in full, even though the payday lender has gone bust.
Article - Published in The Economist - 18 August 2018
Commons Chamber
A depressing number of Britons are struggling to keep their heads above water
Article - Published in Catholic Herald - 16 August 2018
Food bank
Last month, as the school holidays began, children and teachers breathed a sigh of relief. But at one school in Birkenhead, even as the bells rang to mark the end of term, staff were gluing children’s shoes together.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 10 August 2018
Guardian
This country desperately needs minimum standards of employment to stop exploitation in the gig economy
Article - Published in The Times - 08 August 2018
The Times
Frank Field, the veteran MP who chairs the Commons’ work and pensions committee, has written to Stephen Haddrill, chief executive of the Financial Reporting Council, demanding to know why the regulator has not published its report.
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