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£20 weekly increase to universal credit

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1189: tabled on 25 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges that the £20 a week uplift in Universal Credit has provided much-needed, vital support to millions of people during the covid-19 outbreak; expresses disappointment that there was no commitment to making this increase permanent in Spending Review 2020; notes with concern analysis by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which found that ending the £20 increase in April 2021 will leave roughly 16 million people in families facing an overnight loss of £1,040 a year; further notes that the £20 uplift has not applied to legacy benefits during this crisis; and calls on the Government to make the £20 uplift in Universal Credit permanent and also applying this increase in payment to all legacy benefits.

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.

Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2020
Liverpool, Walton
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
East Renfrewshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Luton South
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2020
Ceredigion
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2020
Jarrow
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2020
Arfon
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Gateshead
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Hartlepool
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Strangford
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2020
Bedford
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Glasgow South West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Norwich South
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2020
Salford and Eccles
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2020
Coventry South
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2020
Streatham
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2021
Brighton, Kemptown
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2021
Liverpool, West Derby

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.