Halt the roll out of Universal Credit and fix its flaws.
Why is this important?
The Universal Credit programme is pushing people into poverty, debt and homelessness. It is due to be rolled out in County Durham in mid December leaving thousands of people at risk of delayed and incorrect payments over Christmas and the coldest months of the year.
The Department of Work and Pensions should halt any further rollout of Universal Credit and require the Department of Work and Pensions to undertake a fundamental review that takes into account the needs, views and experiences of those directly affected.