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TAX CREDITS OVERPAYMENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1123: tabled on 23 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 concern the 1.6 million tax credits awards which were overpaid in 2013-14; acknowledges that this amounts to 30 per cent of the total awards paid and that 159,000 of the overpayments were made to households whose claim should have been terminated; believes that many overpayments were due to tax credit applicants being unaware of the requirement to return an annual renewal declaration by 31 July even if their entitlement had ceased at the end of the financial year in April; recognises that the lack of clear guidance from HM Revenue and Customs has created financial difficulties for those who have had to pay back money they were mistakenly overpaid; further notes that some applicants are not informed of an overpayment until the next financial year; and calls on the Government to introduce measures to address this issue as a matter of 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 29 February 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2016
Worthing West
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 February 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2016
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2016
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Banff and Buchan
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.