Frank Field MP
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Press Release - 24 June 2014
Commons Chamber
The Government must also set the example in tackling poverty wages by ensuring all its directly employed, contracted and outsourced members of staff are paid at least the Living Wage
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 23 June 2014
Wirral Globe
Millions of Britons cannot afford basic necessities and are falling well below society's standard of living, a new report has revealed.
Article - Published in Daily Mirror - 19 June 2014
Mirror
Frank sets out the challenge to all political parties; what is your manifesto going to say to reverse the horrendous rise in the numbers of people in poverty detailed in this report?
Article - Published in The Independent - 19 June 2014
Indy
Frank says the stark findings prove the Coalition’s approach to the problem “isn’t working” and calls for the leaders of all political parties to make manifesto pledges to reverse the rise.
Article - Published in New Statesman - 18 June 2014
New Statesman
The most concrete suggestion on how to solve the crisis has come from Labour's Frank Field, who has called for a 1 per cent rise in National Insurance, comparable to that introducd by Gordon Brown in 2002, with the additional funds put into a dedicated fund that would be run as a mutual.
- Published in The Times - 18 June 2014
The Times
Unfortunately Michael Gove shows little if any interest in this area, building an education policy based on his own experience. I admire the way he drives through his policies, but schools can only achieve what he wishes for them if the foundation years give children the skills they need before school to help to trump their class background.
Article - Published in Liverpool Echo - 15 June 2014
Liverpool Echo
At a public meeting, which was also attended by three Merseyside Police officers, Frank revealed he had been contacted by constituents too afraid to report the gangs to the force for fear of reprisals
Article - Published in Church Action on Poverty - 12 June 2014
CAP
We are launching our inquiry because these are unprecedented times. The harsh choice between eviction, being cut off by an energy supplier or going without food has penetrated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Our inquiry will ask to what extent these harsh choices are the result of sudden changes in circumstances, such as the loss of a job or the delayed payment of benefits, or whether something more fundamental is happening in our economy that is working against people in poverty.
Article - Published in Daily Mirror - 11 June 2014
Mirror
In Birkenhead, members of the inquiry team – Frank Field, Rt Rev Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro, Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck and Conservative Baroness Anne Jenkin of Kennington – heard a school governor tell how children went home “not only to no food, but to a dark, cold house… children arrive in our school having had no food or nutrition since the day before.”
Press Release - 11 June 2014
Commons Chamber
Following Frank’s letter to the Managing Directors regarding payment methods, Aldi has agreed to trial a series of free-to-use cash machines so residents won’t need to pay to withdraw cash in their area.
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