Local Government Finance Bill — Schedule 1 — Considerations When Determining Local vs National Share of Business Rates — 18 Jan 2012 at 18:30

The majority of MPs voted against requiring the Secretary of State to consider need in a local authority area, the likely capacity for the authority to benefit from business rate growth, and the council tax base when determining the national verses local share of business rates that would apply to the area.

The rejected amendment would have set our what must be included in an assessment of need.

MPs were considering the Local Government Finance Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 19, page 12, line 20, at end insert—
  • (c) in determining the central share and the local share for any relevant authority, the Secretary of State must have regard to—
  • (i) the level of need in that authority,
  • (ii) the likely capacity of the authority to benefit from business rate growth, and
  • (iii) the council tax base of the authority.
  • Any assessment of the level of need in the authority shall include—
  • (iv) the ranking of the local authority in the Index of Multiple Deprivation,
  • (v) the level of unemployment within the authority’s area,
  • (vi) the proportion of adults with a limiting long-term illness within the authority’s area,
  • (vii) the number of adults in receipt of social care within the authority’s area,
  • (viii) the number of looked-after children within the authority, and
  • (ix) the level of child poverty within the authority’s area.


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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
Con271 (+1 tell) 0088.9%
DUP1 1025.0%
Lab0 230 (+2 tell)089.9%
LDem46 (+1 tell) 0082.5%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:318 232087.7%

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