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Effect Of The Abolition Of The 10 Pence Tax Rate On Carers

EDM number 1384 in 2007-08, proposed by Andrew Stunell on 22/04/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Community care, Incomes and poverty and Taxation.

That this House notes that carers' earnings cannot exceed £95 net per week in order to qualify for the carer's allowance benefit, that maximum individual earnings combined with the carer's allowance equates to only £7,568 per annum and, as a result, working carers are in the group affected by the abolition of the 10 per cent. tax rate; further notes that most carers care for adults and are thus not entitled to child tax credits, nor do they qualify for working tax credits because they cannot work the requisite hours; believes that carers make an invaluable contribution to society; and urges the Government to take the opportunity when publishing its forthcoming National Strategy for Carers to help those carers made worse off as a result of last year's budget.

This motion has been signed by a total of 45 MPs.

Andrew Stunell22/04/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratProposed
Sandra Gidley22/04/2008RomseyLiberal DemocratSeconded
Charles Kennedy22/04/2008Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSeconded
Nick Harvey22/04/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Paul Holmes22/04/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew George22/04/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Robert Wareing23/04/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Stephen Williams23/04/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech23/04/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis23/04/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley23/04/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock23/04/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton23/04/2008GowerLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell23/04/2008East LondonderryDUPSigned
Adrian Sanders23/04/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell23/04/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones24/04/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
William McCrea24/04/2008South AntrimDUPSigned
David Drew24/04/2008StroudLabourSigned
John Hemming24/04/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland25/04/2008Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable28/04/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter28/04/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams28/04/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell28/04/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn28/04/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Iris Robinson29/04/2008StrangfordDUPSigned
David Simpson29/04/2008Upper BannDUPSigned
Colin Breed29/04/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan29/04/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Annette Brooke30/04/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds30/04/2008Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Menzies Campbell01/05/2008North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington01/05/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ian Taylor06/05/2008Esher and WaltonConservativeSigned
Jo Swinson06/05/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh08/05/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies08/05/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Eddie McGrady09/05/2008South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Sammy Wilson09/05/2008East AntrimDUPSigned
Danny Alexander09/05/2008Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Price15/05/2008Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Alistair Carmichael04/06/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore05/06/2008Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett04/11/2008Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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