Karin Smyth MP’s ‘Money Matters’ event returns to support local people through the cost of living crisis

Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, is holding a ‘Money Matters’ event next month to support constituents who are struggling with the cost of living crisis.

The event is free for all to attend, with local experts on hand to talk to local residents about any money questions they may have, from tax credits, to pensions, benefits, Universal Credit to Government schemes.

Experts from groups such as South Bristol Advice Services, Warmer Homes Advice and Money, Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service – Bristol City Council, and Feeding Bristol will be in attendance on the day.

Karin Smyth’s ‘Money Matters’ event will take place at St. Augustine’s Church in Whitchurch on Friday 15 July from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, with no booking required.

Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, said:

“As the cost of living continues to soar, I know many people in Bristol South are feeling increasingly worried as prices rise faster than wages and inflation spirals out of control. I want to ensure my constituents are in the best possible position to cope, and are equipped with the information they need to ensure they are fully utilising the support they are entitled to.

“My ‘Money Matters’ event is a relaxed and informal place for people in Bristol South to talk to an expert over a cup of tea to help with any money questions they have, and to ensure they’re able to access all the support they are entitled to during these difficult times we are living through.

“Past events I’ve held have helped people claim tens of thousands of pounds in support they were entitled to but were not receiving, so I’d encourage anyone in Bristol South who is not sure what support they could be accessing to come along to the event and find out more from our local experts.”