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UNIVERSAL CREDIT AND SELF-EMPLOYMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1725: tabled on 18 October 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the roll-out of universal credit in South Lakeland on 26 September 2018; further notes that the Trussell Trust food bank network has seen an increase of 13 per cent in demand for three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis this year; recognises the lack of flexibility in universal credit provision for the self-employed and those with seasonal fluctuations in payment; further recognises that this results in unfair penalisation in the provision of financial support; notes the spike in poverty and debt experienced by places where universal credit has already been rolled out; condemns the DWP's five-week waiting time for claimants' first payment; urges the Government to automatically allow advanced payment to claimants; and calls on the Government to take the work and payment patters of the self-employed into account in their allocation of universal credit.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.