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LOWER EARNINGS LIMIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2078: tabled on 13 February 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that the Government's 2017 pledge to remove the Lower Earnings Limit (LEL) would provide a boost for the retirement pots of low-income workers; understands that the Government has given only a vague timescale commitment to lower the threshold in the mid-2020s; believes that low paid workers will be left thousands of pounds worse off due to missed contributions and investment gains should the Government delay this change in policy; acknowledges that more than nine million workers have missed out on auto-enrolment as they do not meet age and earnings eligibility criteria; and calls on the Govemment to take forward the promised pension reforms and remove the LEL sooner rather than later.

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.

Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 February 2019
Ceredigion
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 February 2019
Strangford
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2019
Coventry South
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 February 2019
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 February 2019
North East Fife
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2019
Dulwich and West Norwood
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 February 2019
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 February 2019
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2019
Glasgow Central
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2019
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2019
Glasgow North
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2019
Edinburgh North and Leith
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2019
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2019
Hartlepool
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2019
St Helens South and Whiston
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2019
High Peak
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 28 February 2019
Luton North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2019
Dunfermline and West Fife
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 May 2019
Na h-Eileanan an Iar

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.