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Universal Credit reduction

EDM (Early Day Motion) 716: tabled on 30 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House deplores the Government's punitive decision to remove the £20 per week Universal Credit uplift, which the Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimates leaves around 5.5 million families worse off by £1,040 per year and will push a further half a million people over the poverty line; deeply regrets that people have been plunged into greater financial jeopardy and, with energy prices surging, now face the Dickensian prospect of going either cold or hungry this Winter; shares the concern of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health that the cut to Universal Credit will increase the number of children who will be disadvantaged in terms of physical and mental health, safety, and wellbeing, and will deepen structural social and health inequalities; and therefore supports Unite Community's call for the Government to reverse its cruel and callous policy by reinstating the uplift and extending it to cover those on legacy benefits in order to relieve financial anxiety, food poverty and energy insecurity.

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.

Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 30 November 2021
Islington North
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Middlesbrough
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Blackburn
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Leeds East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Warrington North
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Gateshead
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Wansbeck
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Brent North
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2021
Denton and Reddish
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 1 December 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 1 December 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2021
Strangford
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 December 2021
Belfast South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 2 December 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 December 2021
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 December 2021
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 December 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2021
Glasgow Central
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
Bedford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2021
Glasgow South West
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
Hemsworth
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2021
Leicester East
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
South Shields
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2021
Dundee West
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2021
Glasgow South
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2021
Norwich South
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2021
Coventry South
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2021
Ealing Central and Acton
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2022
East Ham
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.