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Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Press Release - 27 September 2018
Frank Field MP today launches a major inquiry into the extent and consequences of ‘employment law evasion’ in the gig economy.

Latest from Frank

Article - Published in The Guardian - 16 October 2018
Guardian
The budget battle lines have been drawn between the Treasury, the Department for Work and Pensions and millions of people on low incomes.
Article - Published in Huffington Post - 15 October 2018
Huff Post
The claim comes after Esther McVey, the work and pensions secretary, admitted last week families will be “worse off” under the new system
Article - Published in Sky News - 10 October 2018
Sky News
Frank Field, chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee has told Sky News he believes the government was hoping to hide the findings.
Article - Published in Daily Mirror - 09 October 2018
Mirror
MP Frank Field, who chairs the Commons Work and Pensions Committee and leads tonight’s debate, will press schools Minister Nick Gibb to urge the Treasury to exempt all school uniform from VAT.
Article - Published in The Daily Telegraph - 08 October 2018
Telegraph
School uniforms should be made VAT-free to bring down their "rip-off" prices and boost social mobility, ministers will be urged this week. Frank Field, the independent MP, said ministers should end the school uniform “rip- off” and lift VAT from 13-14 year olds to 18 year olds for school clothes would help social mobility and poorer families.
- Published in The Guardian - 04 October 2018
Guardian
By building on the Home-Start model with a programme that protects parents’ mental health, strengthens the bonds with their child, and fosters a first-class home learning environment, the country would give itself a fighting chance of preventing children born into disadvantaged homes becoming poor adults.
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.

Frankly Speaking

Frank's Blog from Westminster


26 June 2018
Bob Varney’s family buried him today and a large number of friends and admirers came to bear
27 March 2018
Councillor Julie McManus from Bidston ward came down and sat with me before the annual meeting of...

Frank's Tweets

Backlash against axing our walk-in centres gathers pace https://t.co/jmgFn0PdUG
The Government is finally making progress towards repaying people who wrongly missed out on income from ESA. I've b… https://t.co/khByC1OFgO
Had the Secretary of State taken my intervention during today's debate, the question I'd have asked was whether she… https://t.co/hcBO0gpfUZ

Frank's Campaigns


SHC
Re-establishing a social contract from the ethics of the major world religions
FYT
Preventing poor children becoming poor adults
TCAT Logo
Supporting cathedrals to establish cathedral schools in their cities
Rip-Off Britain
Frank is campaigning against a series of rip-off charges facing ordinary people, and which add to the poverty premium faced by poorer households
JSC
In 2014, Frank was selected to chair the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the Government's Draft Modern Slavery Bill
MSER
In 2013, then-Home Secretary, Theresa May, asked Frank to lead an evidence review for the proposed Modern Slavery Bill
APPG
Investigating the root causes behind hunger and demand for food banks
Cool Earth
Protecting rainforests to help combat climate change
Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chanc
Seeking sustainable solutions to child and family poverty
Cash Machine Charges
Campaign for More Free Cash Machines in Deprived Areas
FYIR
Promoting the vital importance of the foundation years
Balanced Migration
Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration
King James Bible Trust
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of 'The Book That Changed The World'
Poverty and Life Changes
In 2010 Frank chaired the Review, reporting to the Prime Minister

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