Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Letters

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- Published in The House - 03 May 2018
House magazine
Over a half of all MPs have already agreed to link their constituency with the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC). Each MP will receive a tree from the Woodland Trust, supported by Sainsbury’s, to plant in their constituency. The trees will be sent to be planted in October this year. 363 down, only 287 to go.
- Published in The Times - 05 April 2018
The Times
Ideas around the creation of share-bloc-owning foundations with the role of protecting those different interests, and the power to block takeovers, should be looked at urgently. The work and pensions select committee will begin this exercise from the angle of pensioners.
- Published in The Times - 24 March 2018
The Times
A fourfold revolution in the national insurance system is required to meet both the immediate and the longer-term funding challenge.
- Published in The Times - 16 January 2018
The Times
The key finding of a major study, that mothers with very young children report greater levels of unhappiness if they work full-time, should serve to reshape the political debate on equalising children’s life chances.
- Published in Financial Times - 10 January 2018
FT
Supported by a cross-party group of MPs, Sir Oliver Letwin and I are attempting to build a lifeboat for the British government. A motion we tabled before Christmas recommended that the immediate financial challenge should be met by raising additional hypothecated funds; and the long-term challenge should be met by reforming both the national insurance contributory base and local precepts along progressive lines to fund a National Health and Social Care Service.
- Published in Financial Times - 28 October 2017
FT
It is for the reasons highlighted by Josephine Cumbo that the government needs to reform the pension freedoms regime
- Published in The Guardian - 11 August 2017
Guardian
Trade union activism has set off a domino effect against bogus self-employment in the gig economy. A swift legislative response to the Taylor review is now required to effect wholesale change that produces strong upward pressure on wages. A crucial test here will be to extend the protection of the national minimum wage to those who are wrongly labelled “self-employed”.
- Published in Financial Times - 02 August 2017
FT
The key is not to keep setting deadlines - i.e. three years for this and three years for something else - but working out an agreement that is best for Britain, whatever the timetable.
- Published in Financial Times - 21 July 2017
FT
We need to negotiate a safe harbour so that the negotiations can be completed in a way that gives industry total confidence that moves are going to be made over decisions on investment and employment.
- Published in The Guardian - 17 July 2017
Guardian
If gig companies are required by law always to abide by the minimum wage, even if that means a loss in flexibility, they will need to regulate the supply of labour or pay from their profits the minimum wage when there is not the level of demand to pay all workers at that rate.
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