The Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2012 — 13 Mar 2012 at 20:22

The majority of MPs voted to increase certain tax credits in line with inflation and to make changes to elements of the tax credit system.

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

The order:

  • Increases certain elements of the Working Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit in line with inflation by 5.2 per cent.
  • Introduces an incomes fall disregard of £2,500. (ie. a provision ignore the first £2,500 loss of income from one year to the next when calculating eligibility for Working Tax Credit)
  • Tapers the family element of Child Tax Credit immediately after the child element. Previously the family element of Child Tax Credit was protected until income reached the "upper limit" of £40,000.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con197 (+2 tell) 0065.0%
DUP0 5062.5%
Lab0 59 (+2 tell)023.7%
LDem41 0071.9%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:238 67048.9%

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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no rebellions

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