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INCOMES OF WORKING FAMILIES AND TAX CREDIT CHANGES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 387: tabled on 07 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with grave concern that the Government's changes to tax credits will make many working families on low wages worse off, despite the increase to the National Minimum Wage; observes that the new minimum wage is nowhere near a Living Wage; further observes that under the proposed changes, more than three million families on low incomes will lose more than £1,000 per year, which they simply cannot afford; observes that a family with one earner over the age of 25 on the minimum wage will see its annual income cut by £1,277.50, that couples under 25 will receive a cut of £1,459.50, and that a couple with two children who both work full time will receive a cut of £1,615; believes that these cuts to the income of working families on low wages are unjustifiable, particularly given the cut to the top rate of tax; further notes that employees under 25 will not benefit at all from the increased minimum wage, but will be hit with the full force of cuts to tax credits; calls on the Government to stop its assault on these young workers; expresses very great concern about how working people on low pay will be able to survive financially; anticipates a serious and extremely worrying increase in in-work poverty if these changes to tax credits are pushed through; and calls on the Government to reconsider them as a matter of great urgency.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2015
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2015
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2015
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Foyle
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Poplar and Limehouse
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2015
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 September 2015
North Down
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Bradford East
Jones, Gerald
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Wansbeck
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2015
York Central
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Belfast South
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2015
Leeds North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Midlothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.