Opposition Day — Additional Rate of Income Tax — 5 Nov 2014 at 16:03
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in favour of cutting the income tax rate applied to those earning over £150,000 a year.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of cutting the income tax rate applied to those earning over £150,000 a year.
Specifically the majority of MPs voted not to call on the Government to rule out a further reduction in the top rate of income tax on earnings over £150,000 a year.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- believes it is a mistake to reduce the top rate of income tax at a time when working people, who are on average £1,600 a year worse off since 2010, are not feeling the recovery and while the deficit also remains high;
- notes that figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies show that, by next year, households will be on average £974 a year worse off because of tax and benefit changes since 2010;
- believes that a fair plan to balance the books would reverse the cut in the top rate of income tax, which is worth £3 billion a year for the top one per cent of earners, for the next Parliament, and introduce a lower 10p starting rate of tax; and
- calls on the Government to rule out a further reduction in the top rate of income tax on earnings over £150,000 a year.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||250 (+2 tell)||0||0||83.2%|
|Lab||0||223 (+2 tell)||0||87.2%|