There were heated exchanges of views over the introduction of universal credit in Nottinghamshire at a meeting at County Hall today (22 March ).
The questionable advantage will impact anyone who presently declares one of six benefits, including Jobseeker’s Allowance, Child Tax Credits and Real estate Benefit.At a conference
today, the Conservative Mansfield MP and Hucknall councillor Ben Bradley said Labour were “weaponising bad individuals” and “scaremongering rubbish”.
He was then told by a number of Labour councillors he need to be “ashamed of himself”, and that his “track record remained in tatters”.
The leader of the council, Kay Cutts, numerous times requested procedures to be stopped, and the chairman stated there need to be less “offending” language.Labour councillor Michael Payne, who represents Arnold North, quoted parts of a blog site composed by Mr Bradley’s, where he stated people on advantages ought to have vasectomies.Mr Bradley responded by stating a number of Labour MPs supported universal
credit.Councillors at Nottinghamshire County Council were taken part in a row at a conference of
the full council today after the Ashfield Independents advanced a movement getting in touch with the council to formally condemn the new benefit.The movement was eventually rejected after the Conservative councillors, who comprise the biggest
group, voted against it.The benefit, which has been beleaguered by teething problems, will be rolled out at Newark in May, Mansfield in September, Nottingham in October, and Ashfield, Beeston and Arnold in November.It has actually already been introduced in other parts of the country.Ashfield Independent councillor Jason Zadrozny, who brought the motion, said where it had actually been brought in, universal credit had actually caused”torment for some of the poorest citizens and households “. READ NEXT: Rail: Broken down train at Newark causing delays on Nottingham path He stated:”It has actually resulted in evictions, extreme financial obligation, increased use for food bank and destitution. The implementation of universalcredit has been a catastrophe and it is unacceptable to roll this out in our county till issues that the
DWP admit are sorted out. “Practically half of all council tenants across the 105 local authorities who currently get the housing element of universal credit– which changes real estate benefit– are at least a month behind on their rent, with 30 percent 2 months behind. “Mr Bradley said:”It’s a great idea and it’s the right thing to do. There are lots of cases where it has not worked as it was supposed to, and that’s why we have rolled it out so slowly.”Rolling anything out on this scale is tough, it’s a huge thing to change.” Staff at task centres tell me the most significant challenge is
not universal credit, it’s the fear of universal credit stimulated by the Labour Celebration.” Staff at task centres inform me they are delighted about the rollout of universal credit because it will make people
‘s lives easier. History will show this is a sensible proposition.”Councillor Payne said:”Your reputation depends on tatters, we’ll take no lectures from you on this matter. “We made a list of demands of things they might change, all
of which you should understand would make a distinction, however your party in a dogmatic fashion chose to disregard them.”You are the MP who tweeted out that you were eagerly anticipating the rollout
. Before you pertain to this chamber you need to check your own morals.” READ NEXT: West Bridgford Rugby Club reveal 3-day beer celebration Stuart Wallace, who is the Conservative councillor for Newark East, added:”This movement is about universal credit policy, which while it’s pertinent to individuals in the county, it is not within our control. It has actually been subject to prolonged
policy will be chosen in Westminster and not in this county.” Councillor Kate Foale represents Labour, and is the spokesperson on the issue, along with being the councillor for the Beeston Central and Ryland ward.She said:”Sadly, this most-recent intro to the universal credit present demonstrates really clearly how this Conservative government relates to families who are on the breadline and are working hard to attempt and make ends satisfy.”
Universal credit has been, and continues to be introduced without the local resources required to support households and individuals to make sure they can access it, and without any regard, or care, for how it will impact people who are working hard but are either not able to work, or earn low incomes.”Councillor Alan Rhodes, who is the leader of the Labour group, and a councillor for Worksop North, said: “I think the intro of universal credit is just going to make people’s lives harder.” It’s cruel, it’s callous, and it’s unneeded. “The motion, which called on the council to compose to the Federal government challenging the Universal Credit plans, was turned down by 32 to 28.