East Renfrewshire MP hosts Universal Credit event

East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton is to host a “Universal Credit Event” as the new payment is now in full operation across the constituency.


The event hosted by Mr Masterton will provide guidance and information on Universal Credit, as well as assistance with applications.


Universal Credit has replaced six means tested benefits and tax credits, and is intended to simplify the benefits system. 


In attendance at the event will be the Citizens Advice Bureau, East Renfrewshire Council, Pioneer Mutual Credit Union, Job Centre Plus, Michelle Ballantyne MSP and Barrhead Housing Association who will also be able to offer support.


There is no appointment required, just drop in on the day.


The event will take place on Friday 26th October at Volunteer Action East Renfrewshire, Kelburn Street -  Barrhead, between 1pm and 3pm.


Paul Masterton, MP for East Renfrewshire commented:


“Universal Credit has now been rolled out in East Renfrewshire, and claimants have started to receive their first instalments. I know major changes such as these can have some teething issues and as such I have launched this event to help any constituents who are struggling with the system. Although the focus of the day will be the roll out of Universal Credit, I would urge any constituents with questions on the welfare system to come along.”