Local Government Finance Bill — New Clause 5 — Report on Effects of Changes to Council Tax support — 21 May 2012 at 19:30

The majority of MPs voted against a proposal to require a report on the impact of localising arrangements for supporting those in financial need to pay Council Tax.

The rejected amendment proposed by Helen Jones MP would have added the following provision[1] into the Local Government Finance Bill[2]:

  • At a date no later than three years from the implementation of this Act the Secretary of State shall prepare a report detailing the effects of these provisions on—
  • (a) the number of people receiving council tax support in each local authority including the number in employment, the number actively seeking work, and the number of pensionable age, and
  • (b) the costs incurred by each authority in running the scheme, including the cost of appeals.’.

The Bill provided for abolishing the national council tax benefit and replacing it with local council tax reduction schemes.


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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con230 (+1 tell) 0075.5%
DUP0 1012.5%
Lab0 196 (+2 tell)077.0%
LDem41 (+1 tell) 0073.7%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:271 201075.0%

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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