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Article - Published in The Guardian - 11 September 2016
The ministerial intervention came as 78 current and former Hermes couriers made further complaints about alleged working practices. Frank Field, the Labour MP and chairman of the House of Commons work and pensions select committee, will on Monday send a dossier containing their claims to Theresa May, the prime minister, requesting government action to increase protections for self-employed workers in Britain’s fast-growing “gig economy”.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 11 September 2016
Frank Field’s recommendations include courier companies guaranteeing a minimum daily or weekly rate of pay to self-employed drivers, allowing couriers to genuinely negotiate their pay and workload, and placing the duty to find cover for rounds in the hands of the company, rather than the courier. He is calling for workers to receive at least one month’s notice of big changes to their workload, a written contract detailing pay rates and bonus schemes, and a new government code clarifying when someone should be classed as self-employed, a worker or an employee.
Article - Published in The Times - Red Box - 07 September 2016
The Times
How the borders are controlled is a crucial question and it sets the temper for the whole of the Brexit negotiations. There is no point at all in slamming the brakes on. The electorate wishes to see Brexit being implemented as a crucial staged part of bringing the total numbers of new arrivals down.
Article - Published in The Times - 05 September 2016
The Times
Frank Field said that combining housebuilding with apprenticeships would fulfil the pledge made by Theresa May to include the whole country in a new economic policy.
Article - Published in The Times - 30 August 2016
The Times
Frank Field, chairman of the parliamentary work and pensions committee, said at the weekend that Sir Philip Green had proved to be “a sort of asset stripper” with regard to BHS.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 30 August 2016
As part of the Feeding Birkenhead project, chaired by local MP Frank Field, Neo Cafe have served 1,440 meals to local children and their parents these holidays – and handed out 36 “crisis food bags” stuffed with cereals, tins and sauces.
Article - Published in The i - 27 August 2016
Whatever Brexit means, it has to involve control of our borders. That cannot be done overnight. A new system needs to be built up while the negotiations on Brexit take place. I strongly favour a points system that is interested in more than merely bringing the total numbers of new arrivals down. That is just one aim.
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 26 August 2016
Wirral Globe
Birkenhead MP Frank Field has demanded assurances from the chief executive of Wirral Hospital Trust after it was revealed today Cheshire and Merseyside could be facing a massive £958m black hole in its health budgets by 2020.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 25 August 2016
Delays in government’s flagship welfare reform has caused debt, rent arrears and health problems, says Labour MP Frank Field
Article - Published in Evening Standard - 09 August 2016
Evening Standard
Theresa May needs to find new ways of lessening the pay gap between those at the top and their workers
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