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Living Wage Week And Reductions To Tax Credits

EDM number 615 in 2015-16, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 28/10/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits policy, Incomes and poverty, Pay and Working age benefits.

That this House joins all those supporting Living Wage Week from 1 to 7 November 2015; notes the hourly national living wage rate, set by the Living Wage Foundation, according to the cost of living, is currently £7.85 with a London rate of £9.15; further notes the national minimum wage is currently just £6.70, and the Chancellor's proposal to increase this rate to £7.20 from April 2016 is significantly less than the living wage recommended by experts, and excludes two million working people aged under 25; welcomes the acknowledgement from the Chancellor that the national minimum wage should be increased but believes his national living wage branding is deliberately misleading when his proposed modest increase does not match that set by the Living Wage Foundation; notes the proposed increase in the national minimum wage is the biggest element of the package that Ministers say will help compensate the families hit by the Chancellor's callous tax credit cut proposals; yet notes that analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests the proposed national minimum wage increase would on average only compensate for 26 per cent of the losses due to cuts to benefits and tax credits; and therefore calls on the Chancellor to abandon the proposal to cut tax credits, to increase the national minimum wage to the level set by the Living Wage Foundation and to stop using living wage terminology and branding for any national minimum wage level set below the Living Wage Foundation's expert benchmark.

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

Caroline Lucas28/10/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
John Pugh28/10/2015SouthportLiberal DemocratSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts28/10/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards28/10/2015Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Hywel Williams28/10/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Mark Durkan28/10/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Margaret Ritchie28/10/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martyn Day29/10/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir29/10/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan29/10/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon29/10/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Alan Meale29/10/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Mhairi Black02/11/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Eilidh Whiteford02/11/2015Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Stuart McDonald02/11/2015Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty03/11/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Kirsten Oswald03/11/2015East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron03/11/2015East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law03/11/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley03/11/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford03/11/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows03/11/2015Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff04/11/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Brendan O'Hara04/11/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford04/11/2015Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell04/11/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
David Anderson04/11/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham05/11/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon05/11/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Deidre Brock05/11/2015Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens06/11/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady06/11/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Jo Stevens06/11/2015Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Joanna Cherry06/11/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh09/11/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan10/11/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray10/11/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer16/11/2015St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Owen Thompson16/11/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Maria Caulfield17/11/2015LewesConservativeSigned
Yasmin Qureshi20/11/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Alan Brown25/11/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Richard Arkless25/11/2015Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Imran Hussain26/11/2015Bradford EastLabourSigned
Corri Wilson26/11/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned

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