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Article - Published in The Observer - 01 October 2018
Observer
The report, by MP Frank Field and his assistant Andrew Forsey, paints a stark picture of a workforce where low wages, zero-hours contracts and disillusion are rife. Field, MP for Birkenhead, said it was “a scandal” that workers performing a key role in the lives of Britain’s growing elderly population were so poorly paid, hard-pressed and badly treated.
- Published in The Guardian - 27 September 2018
Guardian
While Labour’s commitment of vast new sums towards preschool interventions is welcome, much more thought needs to be given to how they can be used most effectively to equalise children’s life chances. Much of the inequality that now exists between the life chances of children from relatively wealthy families and others from poorer backgrounds is accounted for by what happens at home – mainly in respect of the style of parenting and the home learning environment.
Press Release - 27 September 2018
Food bank
Frank Field MP today launches a major inquiry into the extent and consequences of ‘employment law evasion’ in the gig economy.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 26 September 2018
Guardian
Frank Field MP launches inquiry examining law and enforcement as firms still ‘evade justice’ on worker rights
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 24 September 2018
Wirral Globe
The town's MP Frank Field told the Globe: "This news will give a tremendous boost to Birkenhead. "Six weeks ago, I wrote to Mike Ashley with an urgent plea to safeguard the future of our House of Fraser and the jobs of the store’s staff. "Thanks to the positive discussions that have taken place since then with the store’s landlord, this cornerstone of our town centre is being given a chance to flourish once again."
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.'
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