Finance Bill — Third Reading — 20 Jul 2010 at 19:10
Hugo Swire MP, East Devon voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures.
The majority of MPs voted to approve the third reading of the Finance Bill ie. for it to be passed by the House of Commons.
The Bill included provisions to:
- raise VAT from 17.5% to 20%
- set the main rate of Corporation Tax at 27% for 2011/12, down from 28% in 2010.
- increase the standard rate of insurance premium tax (IPT) from 5 per cent to 6 per cent and the higher rate of IPT from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent, both with effect from 4 January 2011.
- introduce the power for Treasury ministers to repeal the restriction of pension tax relief to the basic rate for high income individuals, known as the “high income excess relief charge”. The charge is a tax on pension contributions applied to individuals whose gross income is over £150,000 per year.
- maintain the exemption from income tax for accommodation expenses paid or reimbursed to MPs
-  Finance Bill 2010-11
-  George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, House of Commons Emergency Budget Speech 22 June 2010.
-  June 2010 Budget Documents
-  HMRC tax rates
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||278 (+1 tell)||0||0||91.2%|
|Lab||0||225 (+2 tell)||0||88.0%|
|LDem||44 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.9%|