Early day motion 1613

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DELAY TO ARMED FORCES PAY INCREASE

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 09.10.2018
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 09.10.2018
Cameron, Lisa Scottish National Party East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow 11.09.2018
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 11.09.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 12.09.2018
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 11.10.2018
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 13.09.2018
Gibson, Patricia Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran 11.09.2018
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 11.10.2018
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 09.10.2018
Lake, Ben Plaid Cymru Ceredigion 13.09.2018
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 11.09.2018
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 13.09.2018
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 11.09.2018
Penning, Mike Conservative Party Hemel Hempstead 15.10.2018
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 13.09.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 12.09.2018
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 13.09.2018
Whitford, Philippa Scottish National Party Central Ayrshire 11.09.2018
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 06.11.2018