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Article - Published in Evening Standard - 20 October 2015
David Cameron and George Osborne’s current plan would betray millions of hard-working poorer families
Press Release - 20 October 2015
The debate will focus on a House motion calling on the Government to mitigate the impact of its tax credit changes, due to come into effect in April 2016, on the lowest paid workers.
Article - Published in Liverpool Echo - 19 October 2015
A committee of MPs chaired by Birkenhead’s Frank Field has warned that pensions could become the next mis-selling scandal.
Article - Published in Huffington Post - 19 October 2015
Labour MP Frank Field, who has been leading efforts to stop the tax credit changes, will on Tuesday seek a backbench debate and vote on his own alternative plan, which he says is ‘cost-neutral’ but could spare the worst impacts on the poorest.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 19 October 2015
Frank Field, chairman of the committee, said: “These reforms have been in operation for six months now: it is evident that that has been long enough for the scammers to get going, working on defrauding people out of their life savings – it should be long enough for government to have published some data about how the reforms and the attendant guidance and advice are working.”
Article - Published in The Sun on Sunday - 18 October 2015
Frank proposes three reforms to the Chancellor's cuts to tax credits
Article - Published in The Sun - 17 October 2015
In a huge U-turn, the Tory candidate for London Mayor is backing a call by Labour campaigner Frank Field for changes to the £4.5 billion benefit cuts to protect the poorest families.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 16 October 2015
Frank Field said: “George Osborne simply won’t come clean about the impact of these cuts in April on Britain’s lowest-paid workers. He’s trying to bamboozle his way out of a corner by saying ‘eight out of 10 working households’ will be better off overall by 2017-18. But it is doubtful that any of the tax credit claimants affected by these cuts will be among this group. Might he now publish a proper reckoning of the impact of these cuts on the nation’s strivers?”
Press Release - 15 October 2015
‘Here’s another example of the Commons full of sound and fury, missing the main issue. Grammar schools will help some working-class boys and girls achieve more than they would have otherwise. But we know that life chances are determined before children come into school. If only those engaging blows over this grammar school decision could be similarly engaged in developing foundation years policies we would stand a chance of countering the clear disadvantages poor children face as they reach school. These class based differences in abilities are not narrowed by school – if anything they grow.’
Press Release - 15 October 2015
The Lords have applied another turn of the screw on the credibility of the Government’s planned tax credit cuts. Their concerns are shared by Members on all sides of the House of Commons, in that George Osborne simply won’t come clean about the impact of these cuts in April on Britain’s lowest paid workers. He’s trying to bamboozle his way out of a corner by saying ‘8 out of 10 working households’ will be better off overall by 2017-18. But it is doubtful that any of the tax credit claimants affected by these cuts will be among this group. Might he now publish a proper reckoning of the impact of these cuts on the nation’s strivers, before the Lords debate this matter further?