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- Published in The Guardian - 11 August 2017
Guardian
Trade union activism has set off a domino effect against bogus self-employment in the gig economy. A swift legislative response to the Taylor review is now required to effect wholesale change that produces strong upward pressure on wages. A crucial test here will be to extend the protection of the national minimum wage to those who are wrongly labelled “self-employed”.
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 09 August 2017
Wirral Globe
POLICE squads across Merseyside have stepped up their efforts in recent months to prevent the theft of motorbikes by thugs who then use them to wreak havoc on our streets. Yet in Wirral the problem remains very much alive and kicking – half a dozen incidents have been taken up by my office in the past couple of months alone.
- Published in Financial Times - 02 August 2017
FT
The key is not to keep setting deadlines - i.e. three years for this and three years for something else - but working out an agreement that is best for Britain, whatever the timetable.
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 02 August 2017
Wirral Globe
The pensioner’s family were so dismayed by his experience they brought it to the attention of Birkenhead MP Frank Field. Mr Field immediately took up the case with hospital trust chief executive David Allison, demanding answers and assurances that everything possible is being done to prevent any repeat.
Article - Published in Sunday Express - 30 July 2017
Daily Express
ESTABLISHING an English parliament was the inevitable outcome once the Blair government began to give way to Scottish nationalism.
Article - Published in St Helens Reporter - 27 July 2017
Food bank
A programme of innovative work to improve children's life chances has been revealed by the Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission.
Press Release - 26 July 2017
Commons Chamber
Frank Field, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, and Rachel Reeves, the new Chair of the Business Committee, have asked Matthew Taylor to give oral evidence to a joint meeting of the Committees. The Chairs intend to question Mr Taylor on his recent report on modern working practices, including how the Government should act to ensure rights and fair pay for gig economy workers.
- Published in Financial Times - 21 July 2017
FT
We need to negotiate a safe harbour so that the negotiations can be completed in a way that gives industry total confidence that moves are going to be made over decisions on investment and employment.
Press Release - 18 July 2017
Food bank
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger today launches an inquiry into the extent and causes of hunger amongst older people in Britain.
Press Release - 18 July 2017
Food bank
The programme – covering Rock Ferry, Tranmere, Prenton, and the North End of Birkenhead – aims to ensure that children who might otherwise go without food and activities during the holidays are able to eat a decent meal each day and take part in games, arts, crafts, and sports.
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