When work doesn’t pay – MPs reveal link between zero-hours contracts and food banks

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Heidi Allen MP and Frank Field MP are presenting to Parliament a bill which seeks to offer guaranteed weekly hours to workers on zero-hours contracts. The bill, which is co-sponsored by a cross-party group of 23 MPs, is accompanied by evidence being published today by Feeding Britain, a charity set up by MPs and Peers …

Department for Education launch consultation on Higher Technical Education in England

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Heidi Allen MP is urging constituents to contribute to the Department for Education’s consultation on reforms to higher technical education in England. The Department for Education are seeking the views on their proposed reforms. The consultation sets out the government’s  proposals for the next steps in their programme to reform technical education, with the aim …

Heidi Allen MP celebrates Arthur Rank Hospice’s success in NHS parliamentary awards

Arthur Rank Hospice’s Community Team are NHS Parliamentary Award champions, winning The Care and Compassion Award for the East of England. Heidi Allen nominated the Arthur Rank Hospice Community Team, which includes the specialist palliative  home care team and hospice at home team, for the prestigious NHS parliamentary awards. Overall, more than 600 nominations were …

The”Other Britain” Heidi Allen and Frank Field launch report on destitution in Britain

MPs Heidi Allen and Frank Field have released an interim report on destitution in Britain. The report sets out the beginnings of a reform programme, with the aim to tackle the root causes of destitution in the “Other Britain.” The report, The ‘Other Britain’ and the failure of the welfare state’, explores the findings from …