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Universal Credit deductions (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1325: tabled on 06 January 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that sums deducted from Universal Credit to repay debts, overpayments, and advance payments are a main driver of need for food banks; notes that 41 per cent of Universal Credit claims are subject to deductions averaging £70 per month; notes that after the introduction of a national lockdown in March 2020, the Government suspended for three months the deductions to repay debts and overpayments; notes that the full resumption of deductions since July 2020 has eliminated much of the effect on claimants' living standards of the twelve-month increase in the standard allowance; and calls on the Government to reintroduce its suspension of deductions to repay debts and overpayments, and 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 for advance payments and lowering the monthly cap on deductions.

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 11 January 2021
Ceredigion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Hayes and Harlington
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Argyll and Bute
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 2021
Arfon
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Hartlepool
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Glasgow North West
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
City of Durham
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Strangford
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 January 2021
Glasgow North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2021
Glasgow Central
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2021
Gordon
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2021
Angus
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Glasgow South
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Edinburgh East
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Inverclyde
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2021
Easington
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Edinburgh South West
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 January 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Livingston
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2021
Central Ayrshire
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 January 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2021
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.