House of Commons
UNIVERSAL CREDIT SPLIT PAYMENTS
EDM #1033
Tabled 07 March 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that the charities Women's Aid, Child Poverty Action Group, Surviving Economic Abuse and the Women's Budget Group have expressed concern regarding paying the combined universal credit payment of a couple into a single bank account; believes that paying recipient couples one joint payment, rather than individually, puts domestic abuse victims at increased risk of financial coercion and may prevent their leaving an abusive relationship; further notes that the current guidance stipulates that split payments are only available in very exceptional circumstances despite domestic abuse being a common occurrence, with 100 calls to police relating to domestic abuse every hour, and calls for universal credit payments to be split between adults in households by default as research by Women's Aid demonstrates that almost 85 per cent of women in abusive relationships feel that requesting a split payment would trigger even greater abuse; has considered evidence that payments for children that are paid to the main carer have a greater likelihood of being spent on the children; and calls on the Government to make split payments the default.

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In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
07 March 2018
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
16 March 2018
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
12 March 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Burden, Richard
Labour
15 March 2018
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
16 March 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
15 March 2018
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
19 March 2018
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
08 March 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
08 March 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
14 March 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
19 March 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
08 March 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
21 May 2018
Field, Frank
Labour
16 March 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
15 March 2018
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
12 March 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
15 March 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
15 March 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
16 March 2018
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
13 March 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
20 March 2018
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
30 April 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
13 March 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
22 May 2018
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
13 March 2018
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
21 March 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
12 March 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
20 March 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
McCabe, Steve
Labour
07 March 2018
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
15 March 2018
McGinn, Conor
Labour
27 March 2018
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
15 March 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
15 March 2018
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
14 March 2018
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
21 March 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
14 March 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
08 March 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
15 March 2018
Smith, Angela
Labour
07 March 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
15 March 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Timms, Stephen
Labour
16 March 2018
Vaz, Keith
Labour
16 March 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
21 May 2018
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
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