House of Commons
UNIVERSAL CREDIT AND DISABLED CHILDREN
EDM #1741
Tabled 23 October 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes with concern that, under universal credit, at least 100,000 families with disabled children will be worse off by some £1,750 per year; notes that this is due to the lower rate of child disability addition being set at £29.10 per week, representing a 54 per cent cut to the equivalent additional payment of £62.86 per week under the existing benefits system; further notes that families with more than one disabled child will be even worse off, as the addition is paid for each disabled child; acknowledges that families with disabled children face a range of extra costs associated with disability and caring, as well as the challenge of combining complex care and work, and that as a result many such families are already struggling to afford basic essentials, such as food and heating, as evidenced by Contact's Counting the Costs 2018 research; believes that the reduction in the level of support under universal credit can only lead to increased hardship, debt, stress and ill-health; and calls on the Government to set the lower child disability addition at £62.86 per week so that families with disabled children receive at least the same level of support under universal credit as now.

Signatures (95)

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.
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
23 October 2018
Berger, Luciana
Labour
30 October 2018
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
23 October 2018
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
24 October 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
26 October 2018
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
23 October 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
24 October 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
23 October 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
23 October 2018
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
05 November 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
23 October 2018
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
01 November 2018
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
31 October 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
23 October 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
23 October 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
23 October 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
23 October 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
24 October 2018
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
30 October 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
23 October 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
25 October 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
23 October 2018
Field, Frank
Independent
23 October 2018
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
24 October 2018
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
25 October 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
23 October 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
23 October 2018
Grogan, John
Labour
23 October 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
05 November 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
23 October 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
26 October 2018
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
05 November 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
23 October 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
24 October 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
23 October 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
24 October 2018
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
12 November 2018
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
23 October 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
23 October 2018
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
23 October 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
26 October 2018
McCabe, Steve
Labour
12 November 2018
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
24 October 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
12 November 2018
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
01 November 2018
Morgan, Stephen
Labour
24 October 2018
Murray, Ian
Labour
26 October 2018
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
29 October 2018
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
30 October 2018
Powell, Lucy
Labour
23 October 2018
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
29 October 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
29 October 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
23 October 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
24 October 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
23 October 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
25 October 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
23 October 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
30 October 2018
Smith, Owen
Labour
25 October 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
29 October 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
01 November 2018
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
23 October 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
23 October 2018
Tami, Mark
Labour
29 October 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
Turley, Anna
Labour
30 October 2018
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
26 October 2018
Twist, Liz
Labour
30 October 2018
Umunna, Chuka
Labour
23 October 2018
West, Catherine
Labour
23 October 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
23 October 2018
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
23 October 2018
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
24 October 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
23 October 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
24 October 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
23 October 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
14 December 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion