Frank Field seeks government clarity for cohabiting couples

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'Government continues to resist righting this profound and ongoing injustice,' writes Frank Field, DWP chairman
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'Government continues to resist righting this profound and ongoing injustice,' writes Frank Field, DWP chairman

Need 'to act quickly to provide certainty for bereaved families,' writes Frank Field in letter to DWP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Work and Pensions (WPC) Committee chairman Frank Field, who resigned as Labour whip last week, has addressed his concerns regarding bereavement rights for cohabiting couples with dependent children in a letter to MP Justin Tomlinson, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DWP. The letter, sent on 5 September 2018, addresses the recent ruling by the Supreme Court to allow bereavement payment to an unmarried mother of four - reported on here - an issue that he says was raised to government back...

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