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Supporting Families throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, knowing how challenging these times have been, I am pleased the Government has delivered unprecedented support to help those most in need. In addition to providing over £200 billion to protect jobs, livelihoods and businesses, they have : Increased Universal Credit by £1,000 a year Awarded £16 million to food charities Delivered £63 million of additional funding to councils across the country to help support families facing financial difficulties get hold of food and essentials Increased […]

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Autumn Budget 2017: Changes to Universal Credit

I have taken a keen interest in the roll out of Universal Credit in Wycombe. My team is working closely with local charities and housing support organisations to ensure that the roll out of Universal Credit is as successful as possible. Today, I attended The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions’ Statement on Universal Credit in Parliament. You can watch his statement here. I want to be sure that Wycombe people will be supported promptly so I have already made […]

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Investigating the benefits system

I deal with a large amount of benefit-related casework in the Wycombe constituency office and I always hope that benefits are swiftly and accurately paid to avoid people taking on debt. With the introduction of Universal Credit, I have taken the opportunity to write to the Minister to raise particular points about the system on behalf of my constituents, namely: Accurate calculations of Universal Credit Whether Universal Credit can be paid immediately after the assessment Personal Budgeting Support The use of […]

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