26 October 2018
Green Party Co-Leader, Sian Berry will in Norwich on Saturday to criticise the Government’s roll-out of Universal Credit in the city.
Speaking at a rally organised by Norfolk Against Universal Credit, Sian will explain that Universal Credit isn’t working for families across the country.
Town Close Green Councillor, David Raby, has also been critical of the Government’s plans to implement Universal Credit. Councillor Raby said:
“Delays of up to five weeks before claimants receive this benefit can cause extreme hardship for families and individuals who may also be affected by cuts in other service areas. A Universal Basic Income would be a far better way of replacing the complex benefit system with a fair payment which covers the basic needs of all residents, allowing freedom and dignity.”
The Green Party has, for a number of years, advocated a Universal Basic Income which would provide a secure financial base for everyone.
Norwich Green Party Co-ordinator, Phil Di Palma said:
“Sian’s visit to Norwich is inspiring for local Green Party members. We’ve currently got five city councillors who are doing a great job in holding Labour to account.”