House of Commons
Universal Credit deductions
EDM #543
Tabled 02 June 2020
2019-21 Session
This House welcomes the three-month suspension of debts and overpayments being deducted from universal credit; notes that sums to repay advance payments continue to be deducted from universal credit, and that such deductions are a main driver of need for food banks; notes also that the continuation of deductions will eliminate much of the effect on claimants' living standards of the twelve-month increase in the standard allowance; and calls on the Government to introduce with immediate effect its stated policy, which is not due to take effect until October 2021, of easing the rate of deductions from universal credit by extending the repayment period and lowering the monthly cap on deductions.

Signatures (50)

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.
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
03 June 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
03 June 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
03 June 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
03 June 2020
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Benn, Hilary
Labour
03 June 2020
Mearns, Ian
Labour
04 June 2020
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
04 June 2020
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
04 June 2020
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
04 June 2020
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
04 June 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2020
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
04 June 2020
Osborne, Kate
Labour
04 June 2020
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2020
Tami, Mark
Labour
04 June 2020
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
04 June 2020
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
04 June 2020
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2020
Burgon, Richard
Labour
04 June 2020
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
05 June 2020
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
05 June 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
05 June 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
06 June 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
08 June 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
08 June 2020
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
08 June 2020
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
09 June 2020
Whitley, Mick
Labour
09 June 2020
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
09 June 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
16 June 2020
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
29 June 2020
Cryer, John
Labour
08 July 2020
McDonnell, John
Labour
20 July 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion