Frank Field MP
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Press Release - 24 September 2018
Commons Chamber
The House of Commons debate, in which the previous Minister announced the creation of this Group, centred on the pay, working conditions and living standards of taxi and private hire drivers. This report addresses each of those important points.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 23 September 2018
Guardian
Figures compiled after decade of austerity and obtained by Frank Field show most striking cuts are in disability benefits
Article - Published in The Sunday Times - 23 September 2018
Sunday Times
Two very different verdicts on how Jeremy Corbyn will do in the next election
Article - Published in Church Times - 21 September 2018
Church Times
This month, the chairman of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field MP, wrote to the Archbishop of Canterbury, asking him to consider creating a consortium to buy up the loans. It is understood that the Commissioners were due to meet this week at Lambeth Palace to discuss the idea.
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.
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