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Carers Allowance Earnings Limit

EDM number 645 in 2015-16, proposed by Kirsten Oswald on 03/11/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits policy, Community care and Sickness, disability and carers' benefits.

That this House believes that carers provide a valuable service to the community and should be encouraged and supported to remain in education or employment while undertaking their caring responsibilities; notes the terms on the Government website, which states that the earnings limit for those receiving careers allowance is no more than £110 a week after taxes, care costs while you are at work and 50 per cent of what you pay into your pension; expresses concern that applicants whose average earnings are within this weekly limit, but who are paid irregularly, can have their carers allowance; and believes that the system imposes an unjustified burden on low-paid carers, represents a waste of staff resources and reinforces the image of a Government that seems unconcerned at the impact of their activities on some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

Kirsten Oswald03/11/2015East RenfrewshireScottish National PartyProposed
Angela Crawley03/11/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day03/11/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Martin Docherty03/11/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySeconded
Ronnie Cowan03/11/2015InverclydeScottish National PartySeconded
Lisa Cameron03/11/2015East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Brown03/11/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan03/11/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
John McNally03/11/2015FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara03/11/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant03/11/2015GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady03/11/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Stuart Donaldson03/11/2015West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray03/11/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan03/11/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald03/11/2015Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Callum McCaig03/11/2015Aberdeen SouthScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss03/11/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell03/11/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman03/11/2015Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Steven Paterson03/11/2015StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil03/11/2015Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black04/11/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry04/11/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law04/11/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford04/11/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale04/11/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Shannon04/11/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Mark Durkan04/11/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Gavin Newlands05/11/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Nigel Dodds05/11/2015Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Stephen Gethins05/11/2015North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham05/11/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie05/11/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mary Glindon05/11/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Deidre Brock05/11/2015Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Dennis Skinner05/11/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Chris Stephens06/11/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry06/11/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh09/11/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
David Anderson09/11/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/11/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon10/11/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Caroline Lucas10/11/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Owen Thompson16/11/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Maria Caulfield17/11/2015LewesConservativeSigned
Yasmin Qureshi20/11/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Richard Arkless25/11/2015Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson26/11/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry10/12/2015Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
John Cryer13/01/2016Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned

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