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Statutory Sick Pay and a living wage

EDM (Early Day Motion) 954: tabled on 07 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses its concern at Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) being at its lowest level since 2003, according to research by the TUC; notes that SSP is worth £3 per week less in real terms now than it was at the start of the pandemic; believes that no-one should be forced to choose between self-isolating and paying their bills; further believes that adequate sick pay is a vital public health tool within a pandemic; considers that the Government’s failure to expand and increase SSP has had a devastating impact on the health and well-being of some low-paid workers; and therefore calls on the Government to remove the lower earnings limit, so that every worker is entitled to SSP, and to increase the value of Statutory Sick Pay to at least that of the Real Living Wage as determined by the Living Wage Foundation.

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.

Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Gateshead
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Liverpool, Wavertree
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Bolton South East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Birkenhead
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Middlesbrough
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Wansbeck
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 7 February 2022
Islington North
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Jarrow
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 7 February 2022
Leicester East
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Streatham
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Battersea
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
York Central
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Birmingham, Hall Green
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Swansea West
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Ealing Central and Acton
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Bedford
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 February 2022
Foyle
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2022
Strangford
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Hemsworth
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Salford and Eccles
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
City of Durham
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2022
Cynon Valley
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Glasgow South West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2022
Edinburgh East
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2022
Easington
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 April 2022
Belfast South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.