Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Letters

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- Published in The Sunday Times - 13 May 2018
Sunday Times
The government’s green paper on social care must form the basis of a longer-term funding settlement for the welfare state: a “strategic welfare review”, drawing lessons from the established strategic defence review.
- Published in The Guardian - 08 May 2018
Guardian
The aim of the bill I am drafting with Sir Nicholas SOAMES is to place the abolition of long-term unemployment at the heart of a post-Brexit reform agenda. It would do so by introducing a new duty under which the government guarantees six months’ paid work in the private, voluntary or public sector, for people who either have joined or are at risk of joining the ranks of the long-term unemployed.
- Published in Daily Mirror - 08 May 2018
Mirror
The Universal Credit scheme has become an "agent of destitution", Labour MP Frank Field warns today.
- 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”.
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