Local Government Finance Bill — New Clause 7 — Annual Reset of Business Rate Retention System — 24 Jan 2012 at 22:00
The majority of MPs voted against an annual reset of the system for business rate retention by local councils.
The Local Government Finance Bill introduced local retention business rates along with a system of a levy and safety net to dampen variations in funding and a provision for payments of a "central share" to the Secretary of State.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was:
- ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall be required to make arrangements for a “reset” of the non-domestic rates retention system every three years.
- (2) Any such reset must include consideration of—
- (a) relative spending needs of each authority,
- (b) relative resources available through council tax income,
- (c) relative resources available through non-domestic rates.
- (3) The assessment of relative need shall be determined in full consultation with local government.’.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||247 (+1 tell)||0||0||81.0%|
|Lab||0||216 (+2 tell)||0||84.5%|
|LDem||45 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.7%|