The Farrington Gurney Parish Journal, December 2018

Christmas in Westminster is always special and very much looked forward to each year by staff and Members of Parliament alike.

This year, as we reflect over the year that has passed, we will be doing so ahead of a busy new year in 2019. Brexit will undoubtedly continue to dominate Government business but we must not let other important areas be side-lined. I have had many letters recently from constituents concerned about Universal Credit. The idea of Universal credit is an excellent one. The main objective is to make the transition from being on benefits to being in work as smooth as possible and to ensure that no one loses out financially by getting a job. However, for such a policy to work and to be accepted it needs to be properly funded, which it seems is currently not the case. The Treasury needs to provide more money to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable in our society do not lose out.

As usual I can be contacted by constituents via email: jacob.reesmogg.mp@parliament.uk, by telephone: 0207 219 7118 or by writing to the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

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