02 NOV 2018

Universal Credit

Commenting on the impending roll out of Universal Credit across Maidstone and the Weald, Helen Grant MP said, 

'Universal Credit is a major reform that will transform the welfare state in Britain for the better. It simplifies the existing system by combining six previous benefits into one payment and provides bespoke, personalised support to help people into work.

I am however acutely aware that we must do everything we can to ensure it is rolled out in the fairest way possible. I am pleased that the Government has, this week, made more money available to support the transition onto Universal Credit and I will be working very closely with the Department for Work and Pensions and the teams at Maidstone and Tonbridge Job Centres in the coming weeks and months to support the smooth implementation of the new benefit across Maidstone and the Weald.

I would encourage any of my constituents who do not believe they are accessing the welfare support to which they are entitled to get in touch, I stand ready to help you in any way that I can.'

Back to all posts


Helen's column

17 JAN 2019

Meaningful Vote

There have been a handful of occasions during my time as an MP, where the burden of responsibility weighs more heavily than usual. Tuesday evening was one such occasion, traversing the famous House of...


10 JAN 2019

NHS Long Term Plan

For as long as I can remember our NHS has been a foundation stone in my life. My Grandmother was a nursing sister at the Cumberland Royal Infirmary, my mother was also an NHS nurse in my childhood...


03 JAN 2019

Cross Channel Refugee Crisis

I'll always remember a young lady who came to see me at my legal practice one Christmas Eve a few years ago. She had three little children with her and a bunch of carrier bags stuffed with mixed...