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Article - Published in Prospect - 09 February 2018
Prospect
700,000 people working in the gig economy over the past year were paid less than the legal minimum because they are labelled “self-employed” by the companies for whom they work. By labelling their workforce in this way, companies are free to offload to individual workers all of the risks and responsibilities usually taken on by employers.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 08 February 2018
Guardian
“They [ministers] have produced no evidence to back up the key, central economic assumption of the biggest reform to our welfare system in 50 years. William Beveridge [the founder of the welfare state] will be rolling in his grave,” the committee chair Frank Field said.
Press Release - 07 February 2018
Commons Chamber
The Government has today published its response to the Taylor Review of modern employment. That Review was commissioned by the Prime Minister on the back of Frank's report, Wild West Workplace: self-employment and the gig economy, published in September 2016.
Press Release - 06 February 2018
Food bank
The Government’s planned cuts to school budgets in the Liverpool City Region are disproportionately concentrated on the poorest areas. This is the major outcome of a review of the latest Government announcement on school funding that purported to protect schools in the poorest areas.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 05 February 2018
Guardian
The company’s system of charging drivers if they cannot cover their round has been described as appalling by the chairman of the House of Commons’ work and pensions committee, Frank Field.
Press Release - 02 February 2018
Commons Chamber
Frank Field MP announces an inquiry into long-term support for survivors of modern slavery, with a call for written evidence and case studies.
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 31 January 2018
Wirral Globe
BIRKENHEAD MP Frank Field is demanding an urgent meeting with Marks & Spencer bosses after the retail giant announced plans to close its store in the town centre as part of a restructuring programme.
Press Release - 29 January 2018
Commons Chamber
In December 2017, 2,369 patients – 21.6% of all patients who arrived at A&E that month – waited longer than four hours before being admitted, transferred or discharged.
Article - Published in The Times - 22 January 2018
The Times
Frank Field, chairman of the APPG on Hunger, said: “Beneath the radar there are malnourished older people in this country spending two or three months withering away in their own homes, with some entering hospital weighing five and a half stone with an infection, or following a fall, which keeps them there for several torturous days, if not weeks.”
Article - Published in The Guardian - 22 January 2018
Guardian
The all-party parliamentary group on hunger says social isolation caused by bereavement, illness, immobility or confinement - such as through the loss of a driving licence - are the main causes of a largely "hidden" problem of elderly hunger in the UK.
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