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'Google tax' to crack down on avoidance by internet firms in UK
23 Nov 2017
Frank Field, the Labour MP who chairs the Commons' work and pensions committee, and who has led a series of campaigns highlighting tax avoidance, said: "The budget offers the beginnings of a fightback against some of the most egregious and morally bankrupt methods of tax avoidance exposed by our campaign. But taxpayers will expect a whole series of additional steps to follow, if this mega injustice is to be countered for good."
Halting race to the bottom protects workers and bosses - Frank Field and Rachel Reeves
20 Nov 2017
Our proposals are backed by two cross-party committees which highlights significant support in the Commons for this part of the prime minister’s agenda. It is time for the government to grant the parliamentary time to take these changes forward.
May faces revolt over Universal Credit after MPs prepare to vote on reducing wait times
12 Nov 2017
The motion is intended to lay down a formal marker that the Commons insists on changes to the roll-out. MPs, including some declaring support for the overall Universal Credit scheme, have warned that the delay is pushing poor tenants into rent arrears and turning many to food banks. It was put forward by Frank Field, the Labour chairman of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee, in order to draw support from the Conservative MPs campaigning for a reduction to the six-week wait.
Enough food to feed 1,400 schoolchildren donated thanks to Feeding Birkenhead and His Church
10 Nov 2017
Spearheaded by Birkenhead MP Frank Field, the latest drive by the campaign will feed 1,400 children over the remainder of the school term through breakfast clubs with some schools even allowing families to take some food home with them.
Labour MP Frank Field to launch bid to stop Remain MPs wrecking EU exit Bill
05 Nov 2017
Frank Field said his proposals would minimise the chances of the Bill, designed to smooth the UK's exit from the European Union being derailed. Today he has issued a call for voters to write to their MPs asking them to support what he calls his "slimline Brexit Bill".
Call for special system to ease benefits misery
30 Oct 2017
Devolved authorities in Northern Ireland and Scotland have already negotiated a similar arrangement and now Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and Birkenhead MP Frank Field have called on the Government to do the same for families in the Liverpool City Region.
Help us protect Merseyside’s most vulnerable residents from the worst effects of Universal Credit, urge Metro Mayor and MP
30 Oct 2017
The Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, and the Chair of the Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission, Frank Field MP, are today urging the Government to give the City Region the flexibility it needs to protect vulnerable families from the worst effects of Universal Credit.
I backed him on Brexit but Iain Duncan Smith's Universal Credit is as disastrous as the poll tax
23 Oct 2017
With Brexit negotiations in Brussels reaching a crunch point in the next few weeks, the last thing Theresa May needs is a political crisis on the home front. But that is exactly what confronts her in the shape of the Universal Credit welfare reform.
Feeding Birkenhead publishes half term timetable of free meals and activities
18 Oct 2017
In addition to the regular activities in North Birkenhead and Rock Ferry, The Hive will be contributing for the first time to the Feeding Birkenhead half term programme. Meals will also be available from the Salvation Army in Rock Ferry, and the Charing Cross Methodist Church.