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Delay To Armed Forces Pay Increase

EDM number 1613 in 2017-19, proposed by Douglas Chapman on 11/09/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Armed forces and Pay.

That this House notes with concern that UK armed forces personnel are being forced to wait for their full pay increase to be implemented due to a glitch with the Ministry of Defence payroll system; understands that the MoD agreed to implement the 2.9 per cent pay increase, as recommended by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body to address low morale and recruitment issues, in two parts, with 0.9 per cent as a one-off bonus, but that their payroll system has been unable to deliver this; believes that military personnel should not have to wait any longer for the financial reward they are entitled to and deserve; notes that the lowest paid armed forces service men and women resident in Scotland pay less income tax than their counterparts in England due to the Scottish Government's fairer and more progressive income tax policy; further notes that military personnel and their family members living in Scotland are able to take advantage of other benefits such as free prescriptions, free university tuition and lower Council Tax bills, helping to reduce the cost of living; calls upon the UK Government to introduce measures to compensate lower paid personnel who are now paying more tax than their Scottish-based counterparts while respecting the devolution settlement in Scotland; and urges the Government to resolve the technical issues surrounding the implementation of the agreed armed forces pay rise as speedily as possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Douglas Chapman11/09/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartyProposed
Patricia Gibson11/09/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySeconded
Philippa Whitford11/09/2018Central AyrshireScottish National PartySeconded
John McNally11/09/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Lisa Cameron11/09/2018East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Law11/09/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham12/09/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon12/09/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Liz Saville Roberts13/09/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Stephen Gethins13/09/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
David Linden13/09/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Ben Lake13/09/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Stephens13/09/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry09/10/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell09/10/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown09/10/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George11/10/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Patrick Grady11/10/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Michael Penning15/10/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Pete Wishart06/11/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned

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