Frank Field MP
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Article - Published in The Guardian - 14 September 2016
US firm Concentrix heavily criticised by Frank Field will not be given further work by tax collector
Article - Published in Liverpool Echo - 13 September 2016
Liverpool Echo
Birkenhead MP Frank Field calls for Government to legalise the use of cannabis for medicinal pain relief
Article - Published in The Independent - 12 September 2016
Wild West Workplace – Self-employment in Britain's ‘gig economy’ has been sent to Prime Minister Theresa May. It contains a series of allegations about the treatment of the men and women who fulfil deliveries for Hermes. It also argues that they pick up all the costs of self employment, for example, having to pay their own national insurance and pension contributions, while gaining none of the benefits.
Article - Published in Sky News - 12 September 2016
Sky News
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy confirmed that the minister has written to MP Frank Field in response to his concerns over the treatment of workers at the company, and assured him she would be flagging the issue to HM Revenue and Customs.
Article - Published in The i - 12 September 2016
Frank Field said: 'Decent people's lives have been turned upside down as a result of Concentrix stopping their claim.'
Article - Published in The Sunday Times - 11 September 2016
Sunday Times
Frank Field, the welfare campaigner and chairman of the Commons work and pensions select committee, blamed universities and the government for the emergence of a graduate “precariat”.
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.
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