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Article - Published in The i - 26 December 2016
The depiction in the terrific and touching film, I, Daniel Blake, of a sometimes heavy-handed and rigid benefits system that plunges people (including the innocent and vulnerable) into hardship, rings true for many of my constituents and will need to be successfully navigated in 2017.
Article - Published in Liverpool Echo - 21 December 2016
Anti-poverty group calls for major overhaul of hated tax after shocking findings
Article - Published in Huffington Post - 21 December 2016
The Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission found “a large majority” of families with children had cut back on food, gas, and electricity to replace end of welfare payment.
Article - Published in Daily Mail - 09 December 2016
Labour MP Frank Field published a report into the working conditions at Uber
Article - Published in The Guardian - 09 December 2016
Earnings are often less than minimum wage and ‘barely sufficient to sustain existence’, according to MP Frank Field
Article - Published in The Guardian - 02 December 2016
Ex-Labour welfare minister says new integrated service run on a mutual basis should be funded exclusively by national insurance contributions
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 01 December 2016
HM Revenue and Customs has been castigated by Birkenhead MP Frank Field over the use of a US contractor to cut fraud in the tax credit system which saw tens of thousands of claimants wrongly stripped of their benefits.
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 30 November 2016
Benefit sanctions that can plunge claimants into hardship, hunger and depression are being handed out with little evidence they work - a scathing report by the public spending watchdog has found.
Article - Published in The Times - 30 November 2016
Ukip was an accidental threat to Labour. It stumbled on disgruntled Labour voters and yet it picked up nearly a million by the 2015 election. Now that Ukip’s new leader, Paul Nuttall, is focused on wooing them, Labour faces an unprecedented threat.
Article - Published in Huffington Post - 22 November 2016
The NHS is the one institution created by the Attlee Government to which the British public still feel an unbreakable bond. And yet the bonds that keep the NHS itself intact are at breaking point.