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Deliveroo presented with ‘map and compass’ to help lead the reform of gig economy work
24 Jul 2018
In a report published today by Frank Field MP and Andrew Forsey, Deliveroo is presented with a map and compass to help achieve its stated objective of striking a more just balance between flexibility and security for riders working with the company.
Over 500 MPs plant a tree to join the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy
05 Jul 2018
Over 500 MPs are to receive a tree from the Woodland Trust, in partnership with Sainsbury’s, to link their constituency with the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. This campaign, led by Frank Field MP, includes both the Prime Minster and Leader of the Opposition.
'Most exciting plans for 39 years' coming to Birkenhead town centre
27 Jun 2018
New working parties have been set up in a bid to give a new lease of life to the town following House of Fraser becoming the latest casualty to announce its withdrawal. The parties will be made up of local Wirral councillors together with Birkenhead MP Frank Field, who will meet quarterly and “take day-to-day charge of plans to redevelop the town centre."
Hermes couriers 'are entitled to workers' rights'
26 Jun 2018
Frank Field MP, who chairs the Work and Pensions Committee and previously delivered a scathing report on working conditions at Hermes, said the ruling "ranks among the most substantial judicial interventions ever to support vulnerable workers in this country".
Frank Field MP launches inquiry into pay, working conditions and basic rights at Deliveroo
18 Jun 2018
This latest inquiry will, over the next five weeks, gather evidence from Deliveroo riders in an attempt to supplement the evidence base on the living standards of workers in the ‘gig economy’, as well as the need for any additional safeguards.
Abolition of the Lords is the next logical step - The tampering of Brexit legislation demands that peers be replaced by a properly elected senate
17 Jun 2018
The Government was slow in waking up to the fact that our negotiating hand would be significantly strengthened if we had a plan B; a plan for what we would have to do if forced out of the EU without a favourable agreement. The same thinking needs to be applied now that the Brexit legislation implementing the referendum result is being tampered with in the Lords. Here we have a group of peers who have planned for a long time how they can defeat the legislation.
Government urged to investigate Capita and FDM Group's training schemes
16 Jun 2018
Frank Field, the Labour MP and chair of the parliamentary work and pensions committee, has written to the business secretary, Greg Clark, asking if he would "consider a public inquiry into the extent and consequences" of the practice and if further protection for workers was required.
MP urges House of Fraser boss to put Birkenhead workforce at centre of new online strategy
11 Jun 2018
Birkenhead MP Frank Field has today tabled a tabled a parliamentary question demanding to know what extra resources are to be put in place to help staff affected by the closure of the town's House of Fraser store. He is also urging the chief executive of the stricken high street chain to consider placing the Birkenhead premises and workforce at the centre of his online shopping strategy, retraining redundant workers to meet the "next stage" of the business's development.
Third of poorer families in England missing out on free food vouchers
25 May 2018
The Labour MP Frank Field, a former welfare minister and veteran anti-poverty campaigner, who obtained the take-up figures through parliamentary questions, said: “Healthy Start vouchers have quietly developed into a key weapon in our armoury to defeat malnutrition. They radically improve poorer families’ diets by increasing their consumption of fruit and vegetables as well as vitamin intake, while simultaneously reducing the pressure on their weekly budgets. As things stand, too many of the most disadvantaged families remain exposed to malnutrition because they are not registered for the scheme.”
Local MPs to play active role in securing post-Brexit deal for the car and van manufacturing industry
23 May 2018
In a meeting yesterday that Justin Madders MP led, and at which he was accompanied by Frank Field MP, the MPs asked to be involved in meeting trade unions, car manufacturers, and trade associations in this country and Europe, to encourage the respective negotiators on both sides to secure frictionless trade in the automotive sector, recognising that it is in everyone’s interest for there to be no trade barriers.
Arrowe Park Hospital boss orders feasibility study for multi-storey parking after Globe campaign
18 May 2018
David Jago's proposal is among a series of options in a review of its policy to charge staff £10 to park there after a Globe petition backed by almost 10,000 readers. It was handed over to his predecessor David Allison by Birkenhead MP Frank Field in October.
The cliff-edge facing carers across the country if they earn just £1 too much
17 May 2018
Today our Work and Pensions committee has published a report on employment support for carers. There are 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK and over half are trying desperately to juggle their caring role with paid employment. It’s tough and certain policies make it even harder.
Self-interest, hubris, incompetence and greed
16 May 2018
Same old story. Same old greed. Today our select committees publish our joint report into the collapse of Carillion. It is the culmination of months of public hearings and consideration of mountains of minutes and company papers. That evidence pointed overwhelmingly to our damning assessment of the conduct of Carillion’s directors.
Nearly half a million 'hidden' young people left without state help to survive and find work, ministers warned
13 May 2018
Frank Field, the chairman of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee, told The Independent: “It seems as though a small army of unemployed young people have fallen through the gaps in the safety net without any official data recording whether they are destitute."