On Wednesday 18th I voted on Labour’s motion to pause and fix the disastrous Universal Credit roll-out.
The implementation of the Government’s new benefits programme – including the harmful requirement that forces claimants to wait 6 weeks for their first full payment – has already forced too many people to extortionate pay-day loans companies, foodbanks, and out of their homes.
I voted to ensure this damaging Government policy is immediately halted and rethought.
With support from both sides of the House of Commons including the Government, the Labour motion was passed 299-0.
The Government should now act to stop this policy from causing further damage to people across the country and here in Barnsley.