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Where’s the money gone? The mystery of the ‘missing’ £88 million allocated to provide free school meals to disadvantaged children
27 Jun 2019
Millions of pounds allocated by the Government to feed some of the poorest children in the country is unaccounted for, according to a new report being published today.
8,674 Wirral pensioners missing out on £21.3 million in unclaimed Pension Credit
26 Jun 2019
Birkenhead’s MP Frank Field is calling for a renewed effort from the Government to eliminate pensioner poverty in Wirral, by ensuring eligible households are receiving their full Pension Credit entitlement of between £50 and £55 a week.
The possible forfeiting of pensioners’ perks
25 Jun 2019
The government’s aim should be to retain a universal TV licence exemption for over-75s, as well as a universal winter fuel payment. This is the most effective method of ensuring those pensioners in need of support continue receiving it. ?However, as part of each scheme, arrangements should be made for those who wish to do so to be given the option of contributing sums on a voluntary basis, equivalent to what they would have received in exemptions or allowances, into a national fund that pays for less well-off families of working age either to gain exemption from licence fees or to receive help with their fuel bills.
Police numbers down by a quarter, and crime up by a quarter, in Merseyside since 2010
24 Jun 2019
Birkenhead’s MP Frank Field is seeking an immediate increase in Government funding for Merseyside Police, on the back of data from the House of Commons Library showing that, between 2010 and 2018: - The number of full time equivalent (FTE) police officers employed by Merseyside Police decreased by 24.5%; from 4,516, to 3,409. The average decrease across England and Wales was 14.8%. - The number of reported crimes in Merseyside increased by 25%. The increases ranged from 50% in Wirral, to 34% in Halton, 26% in St Helens, 22% in Liverpool, 21% in Sefton, and 12% in Knowsley.
Birkenhead’s MP encourages local manufacturers to sign up for new specialist support
21 Jun 2019
In the next stage of his campaign to boost manufacturing in Merseyside, Birkenhead’s MP Frank Field is encouraging small and medium sized firms to sign up for new specialist support being rolled out across the North West.
Climate emergency in Wirral – seven trees cut down for every one planted
19 Jun 2019
Frank asked for this data after helping an Oxton resident, who was served an ASBO for failing to cut back three trees in his garden to such a height that they would have died. On the back of the data supplied by the Council, he is asking them to enforce a policy of reforestation.
MPs drag Lloyds chief Antonio Horta-Osorio in to explain his vast pension payments
23 May 2019
Independent MP Frank Field, chairman of the committee, said: 'We will be asking why the pension scheme for everyone else at Lloyds isn't good enough for him, and how he therefore answers the charge that this is another example of sheer greed. A number of staff at the bank have written to us to say there is deep unease.'
Modern slavery: Report says ministers 'must act quickly' to combat 'evil' trade
22 May 2019
Review chairman Frank Field MP said: "Modern slavery is one of humanity's greatest evils: involving human trafficking, forced labour, domestic servitude and sexual exploitation. But there are still sadly too few convictions being handed down for the new offences prosecuted under the act, and too few slavery and trafficking prevention and risk orders are in place to restrict offender activity."
Lloyds chief in firing line over pension perks as Frank Field and Rachel Reeves weigh in
03 May 2019
Frank Field and Labour's Rachel Reeves - chairs of the pensions and business committees respectively - have written to the banking giant to raise alarm over the discrepancy between the bank chief's pension allowance compared to everyday staff.