Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Report on Additional Rate of Income Tax — 18 Apr 2012 at 15:50

Owen Smith MP, Pontypridd voted to require a report on the additional rate of income tax, including a consideration of the impact of reducing the additional rate to 45%.

The majority of MPs voted against requiring a report on the additional rate of income tax, including a consideration of the impact of reducing the additional rate to 45%. The report which MPs voted not to require would also have made recommendations relating to attempts to avoid the additional rate of income tax.

MPs were considering the Finance Bill when via this vote they rejected the following amendment:

  • Amendment proposed: 76, page 2, line 4, at end insert—
  • ‘(1) The Treasury shall, within two months of Royal Assent of this Act, publish a report on the additional rate of income tax.
  • (2) This report shall make recommendations on—
  • (a) preventing the tax-avoidance measures employed by individuals to avoid making payments at the additional rate of income tax, and
  • (b) the impact upon Treasury revenue of setting the additional rate to—
  • (i) 50 per cent and
  • (ii) 45 per cent in the tax year 2013-14.’.

At the time of the vote the additional rate was 50% charged on income over £150,000 per year, as it had been since the additional rate had been introduced in 2010-11[1][2]. The Finance Bill contained a provision to set the rate at 45% for 2013-14. The report the majority of MPs voted against would have considered the comparative impact of reducing the additional rate to 45% for 2013-14 verses contenting to set it at 50%.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con277 (+1 tell) 0090.8%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab0 234 (+2 tell)091.8%
LDem44 (+1 tell) 0078.9%
PC0 2066.7%
Res0 10100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:321 254089.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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