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Universal Credit And Self-Employment

EDM number 1725 in 2017-19, proposed by Timothy Farron on 18/10/2018.

That this House notes the roll-out of universal credit in South Lakeland on 26 September 2018; further notes that the Trussell Trust food bank network has seen an increase of 13 per cent in demand for three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis this year; recognises the lack of flexibility in universal credit provision for the self-employed and those with seasonal fluctuations in payment; further recognises that this results in unfair penalisation in the provision of financial support; notes the spike in poverty and debt experienced by places where universal credit has already been rolled out; condemns the DWP's five-week waiting time for claimants' first payment; urges the Government to automatically allow advanced payment to claimants; and calls on the Government to take the work and payment patters of the self-employed into account in their allocation of universal credit.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Tim Farron18/10/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Hannah Bardell22/10/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Brown22/10/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham22/10/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Chris Law22/10/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
Stephen Gethins23/10/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Christine Jardine24/10/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Douglas Chapman26/10/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts29/10/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Stephen Lloyd29/10/2018EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris Stephens29/10/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry06/11/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Hepburn19/11/2018JarrowLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil19/11/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart21/11/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned

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