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Universal credit assessment period regulations

EDM (Early Day Motion) 771: tabled on 21 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

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

Motion text

That this House condemns the Government’s cruel universal credit assessment period regulations which result in people who are paid every four weeks rather than every calendar month being penalised; notes that as a result of those regulations the Department for Work and Pensions sometimes disqualifies an individual from receiving universal credit which can also lead to the local authority ceasing to provide some means of support; expresses its concern that those who wish to appeal the decision have to go through a lengthy mandatory reconsideration process; further notes with regret that 85,000 people are currently estimated to be affected by that mandatory reconsideration process; welcomes the recent Court of Appeal ruling that those regulations are unlawful; and calls on the Government to urgently bring forward measures to fix the broken welfare system.

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.

Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2020
Denton and Reddish
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2020
Streatham
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2020
Bath
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2020
Twickenham
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2020
Richmond Park
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2020
Islington North
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Central Ayrshire
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Leicester East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Glasgow Central
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
West Lancashire
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hartlepool
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Livingston
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Rochdale

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.