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End the young parent penalty

EDM (Early Day Motion) 177: tabled on 10 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that there are 1.8 million single parents across the UK, with nearly half of all children in single parent families living in poverty; further notes the particular impact of Covid-19 on single parents who are both the carer and income generator for their family; believes that all single parent families should receive appropriate support from the UK Government; regrets that young single parent families under the age of 25 have to claim Universal Credit at a lower rate than those aged 25 or over; further notes that until the introduction of Universal Credit in 2013 young single parent families were entitled to the higher rate of standard allowance in recognition of the cost of caring for a child alone and that this exemption still exists for claimants of legacy benefits; and urges the UK Government to end this Young Parent Penalty and reinstate the exemption for all young single parent families.

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.

Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2021
St Albans
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Streatham
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Central Ayrshire
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Glasgow North West
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Dundee West
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Bedford
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 14 June 2021
North Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Arfon
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Denton and Reddish
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2021
Richmond Park
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2021
Twickenham
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 15 June 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 June 2021
Strangford
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 16 June 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 June 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
East Renfrewshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.