Finance Bill — New Clause 9 — Reintroduce 10% Initial Rate of Income Tax — 1 Jul 2013 at 19:45

The majority of MPs voted against the reintroduction of an initial income tax band on which tax would be levied at a rate of 10%.

The proposal before MPs involved paying for the new lower rate of tax from a new ""mansion tax" (a proposed property tax, where, for example, properties valued at over £2 million could attract an annual tax of 1%)

The rejected motion which was the subject of the vote stated:

  • (1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall, within six months of Royal Assent, lay before Parliament proposals for an income tax rate of 10 per cent. on a band of income above the personal allowance.
  • (2) The range of income covered by the 10 per cent. rate proposal in subsection (1) shall be determined by the Exchequer yield of a mansion tax.
  • (3) The full benefit of the 10 per cent. rate shall not be available to taxpayers paying the higher or additional rates of tax.’.

An initial income tax band with a 10% rate existed until it was abolished by Gordon Brown as chancellor in March 2007[1]; this a decision he has subsequently described as a mistake[2], and Labour's Ed Miliband has pledged to reintroduce the 10% rate band[3].


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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%
Con246 (+1 tell) 0081.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 215 (+2 tell)084.1%
LDem35 (+1 tell) 0064.3%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:281 226080.5%

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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