Finance Bill — Clause 11 — Review of Impact of Introducing Transferable Tax Allowance for Married Couples and Civil Partners — 9 Apr 2014 at 15:45

The majority of MPs voted against requiring a review of the impact of allowing married couples and civil partners to transfer their income tax free allowance to their partner within six months of permitting such a transfer.

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

  • Amendment 3, in page 8, line 25, at end insert—
  • ‘55F Review
  • (1) Within six months of the passing of the Finance Act 2014, the Chancellor of the Exchequer must undertake a review of the impact of the tax relief for married couples and civil partners introduced under this Chapter.
  • (2) The review must in particular include—
  • (a) a calculation of the proportion of married couples and civil partners who are eligible for the tax relief in the financial year 2015-16;
  • (b) an assessment of the impact of this tax relief on those who are neither married nor in civil partnerships;
  • (c) the cost to the Exchequer of this tax relief; and
  • (d) an assessment of alternative tax reliefs that would benefit a greater number of families.
  • (3) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must publish the report of the review and lay the report before the House.’.


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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
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con270 (+2 tell) 0089.2%
DUP3 0037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 205 (+2 tell)080.2%
LDem1 001.8%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:276 217077.3%

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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