Housing Benefit Cuts — Supported Housing — 20 Jul 2016 at 16:18

Kevan Jones MP, North Durham voted not to cut housing benefit for recipients in supported housing.

The majority of MPs voted to include supported housing in planned housing benefit cuts and against consulting supported housing providers to identify ways those who need such housing can access it.

The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • notes that the Government intends to cut housing benefit for vulnerable people in specialist housing, including elderly people and people who are homeless, disabled or fleeing domestic violence;
  • believes that this will have harmful effects on current and future tenants of these specialist housing schemes;
  • further notes that there is already a significant shortfall in this type of housing provision across the country;
  • notes that charities, housing associations, councils and others have made Government Ministers aware of the damaging impact these cuts will have on tenants and the financial viability of these schemes and that the Government’s proposal to mitigate these cuts with discretionary housing payments will not compensate for these cuts;
  • notes that the Government’s own evidence review into the impact of its decision, commissioned in December 2015, has yet to be published;

notes that the Government has postponed the implementation of these cuts for new tenants to April 2017 but plans to fully roll out its planned cuts to housing benefit in April 2018; and

  • therefore calls on the Government to exempt supported housing from its planned housing benefit cuts and to consult fully with supported housing providers to identify ways in which all vulnerable people who need supported housing can access it.

Debate in Parliament |

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
Con289 (+2 tell) 0088.2%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 2066.7%
Lab0 190 (+2 tell)083.1%
LDem0 3037.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 49090.7%
UUP0 20100.0%
Total:289 256085.4%

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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