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UNIVERSAL CREDIT 53 WEEK YEAR 2019-20

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2149: tabled on 06 March 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern that many universal credit claimants will be left without payment for one week's rent in 2019-20 due to that benefit only being paid for 52 weeks; further notes that this will affect universal credit tenants in social housing approximately every six years who are paid in 12 monthly payments totalling 52 weeks; notes the effect that will have on thousands of tenants who claim universal credit as they will be left with a week's rent which they will have to make up themselves; notes the Department for Work and Pensions' survey that found that one third of tenants receiving universal credit payments towards their housing costs are in arrears; expresses concern on the increase in evictions; and calls on the Government to improve the flexibility of universal credit and calculate universal credit housing support payments for tenants to prevent any further increase in rent arrears and the pressure that places on tenants and social landlords.

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.

Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2019
Inverclyde
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2019
Bath
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2019
Blackburn
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2019
Gateshead
Drew, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2019
Stroud
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2019
Stoke-on-Trent North
Turley, Anna
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Redcar
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Stockton North
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Easington
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Cardiff Central
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Birmingham, Yardley
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Aberavon
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Blyth Valley
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Leeds North West
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Wrexham
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Coventry South
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Warwick and Leamington
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 March 2019
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2019
Dulwich and West Norwood
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2019
Edinburgh West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2019
East Antrim
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2019
Edmonton
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2019
Gower
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2019
St Helens South and Whiston
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2019
Blackley and Broughton
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2019
Brighton, Kemptown
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 13 March 2019
Luton North
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2019
Stretford and Urmston
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2019
Wirral South
Ellman, Dame Louise
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2019
Liverpool, Riverside
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2019
Leeds Central
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 March 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2019
City of Durham
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2019
Preston
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2019
Bolton North East
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2019
Warley
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2019
Bethnal Green and Bow
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2019
Westminster North
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2019
West Lancashire
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2019
South Shields

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.