Campaigns. It is important that I continue to know the strength of feeling on an issue and I prefer to respond to every inquiry, but the sheer size of campaign correspondence means that it is hard to justify to the tax payer the cost and time taken for individual written replies, so regrettably I will no longer reply to every item of campaign correspondence.  I will  post a response to the campaign on the "Responses to campaigns" page of my website.

I am sorry to do this, as it is rather impersonal, but can see no other way of maintaining a good service for all my constituents unless I approach campaigns this way.


02 JUL 2019

Pension Credit

Thank you for taking the time to email me about those who are not claiming Pension Credit despite being eligible.

I understand your concern on this matter and I know the government have clarified that they are looking to work with stakeholders such as Independent Age and Age UK to discuss pension credit take-up across Great Britain.

You can find out more about eligibility for Pension Credit here: https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit/eligibility

You can also visit your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau for a full benefits check: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/benefits-introduction/what-benefits-can-i-get/

Lastly, you may find the following briefing on this topic from the House of Commons Library of interest: researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-8135

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