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- Published in The Guardian - 07 February 2017
Sure Start began its life with an impressive focus on the most important aspects of the relationship between low-income mothers and their young children that play such a crucial role in determining those children’s life chances. It then morphed into an extension of the then Labour government’s welfare-to-work programme to help parents into jobs.
Article - Published in Daily Mirror - 06 February 2017
US contractor Concentrix was brought in to cut fraud and tax credit errors, but many people complained that benefits were wrongly removed
Press Release - 06 February 2017
Birkenhead’s MP Frank Field today calls for Wirral’s Police force to improve its rates of response, both to local residents’ reports of crime and antisocial behaviour and to his requests for updates on what is being done to keep residents safe.
- Published in The Times - 02 February 2017
In response to my recent request for data, the Office for National Statistics has found that last year, when graduates’ median hourly pay fell, median hourly pay among workers who had completed an apprenticeship increased by 3.7 per cent. Moreover, the proportion of people in work with only an undergraduate degree earning a lower gross hourly wage than those who had completed an apprenticeship increased by six percentage points in 2016, from 26 per cent to 32 per cent.
Press Release - 01 February 2017
'I voted against the amendment which would have wrecked the implementation of the referendum decision to leave the EU. I then voted for the bill that will begin the withdrawal negotiations. I did so because I believe on balance that leaving the EU is the best course for the country.'
Article - Published in The Guardian - 31 January 2017
Labour MP wants government to set up national standards to cover self-employed at companies such as Uber and Hermes
Article - Published in The Guardian - 26 January 2017
Hermes, the courier company that delivers parcels for John Lewis and Next, is facing a legal claim from workers who believe they are wrongly classed as self-employed, according to the Labour MP Frank Field.
Article - Published in Huffington Post UK - 17 January 2017
The final chapter in the devastating tale of HMRC’s contract with Concentrix has now been published. It makes for grim reading for HMRC, Concentrix, and families in receipt of tax credits.
Press Release - 16 January 2017
- Liverpool City Region bucks national trend as new project helps pregnant women in Halton and Knowsley set 4-week quit date
- Commission now aims to extend project across the Region
Press Release - 11 January 2017
Frank has this week been contacted by an A&E nurse who describes herself as ‘broken’. The nurse has reported to Frank that up to five ambulances at a time are queuing each night to offload their patients, as the A&E unit is full to capacity. In addition, nurses are themselves sustaining injuries due to the shortage of staff available to move beds and heavy equipment.