Halton has been a Universal Credit full service area since July 2016.
Cllr Andrea Wall (Kingsway) has long been a campaigning, vociferous critic of the system. Cllr Wall recently moved the HBC motion calling on the government to stop their roll out of Universal Credit to other areas, which was unanimously carried by the council.
Today she is campaigning in Liverpool with her Unite the Union branch against the planned roll out to other areas, including Liverpool, calling on the government to stop the Universal Credit roll out.
Cllr Andrea Wall said, “The damage that Universal Credit has done to job seekers, low paid working families and the disabled in Halton has absolutely horrified me. The government urgently need to listen and stop the roll out before more people are left destitute for weeks on end and more hard working families are left beaten down and demoralised by this government’s abject failure of a system. The Universal Credit system is deeply and inherently flawed.”