Sinn Féin have said they are going to block the passage of the Welfare Bill in the Stormont Assembly, accusing the DUP of acting in bad faith on this issue.
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said that the DUP have reneged on commitments made in the Stormont House Agreement to protect those in society who are most vulnerable.
Deputy First Minister McGuinness said that the five parties agreed to a series of measures to protect the most vulnerable and to protect current and future welfare claimants under the Executive’s control.
Mr McGuinness went on to say that the DUP are reneging on those commitments and intend to only provide partial protection to the current welfare recipients of welfare and none whatsoever to future claimants.
McGuinness said that Sinn Féin are now issuing a Petition of Concern.
Source: BBC News