Summer Budget 2015 Resolution 21 — Application of Climate Change Levy to Electricity from Renewable Sources — 14 Jul 2015 at 18:50
The majority of MPs voted to apply the Climate Change Levy, a tax on energy delivered to non-domestic users, to electricity generated from renewable sources.
MPs were considering resolutions following the 2015 Summer Budget. The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That in paragraph 19 of Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2000 (climate change levy: exemption for electricity from renewable sources), in sub-paragraph (3), before paragraph (a) insert—
- “(za) it is generated before 1 August 2015;”.
- And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
This amendment to the Finance Act 2000 limited the definition of "renewable source electricity” to electricity generated before 1 August 2015.
Notes published by Parliament on the budget resolutions state the resolution:
- Provides for the removal of the exemption from climate change levy for electricity from renewable sources where this is generated on or after 1 August 2015.
The budget stated:
- This Budget also announces the removal of the Climate Change Levy exemption for renewable electricity. This change will correct an imbalance in the tax system by preventing taxpayers’ money benefitting renewable electricity generated overseas, and by helping ensure support for low carbon generation provides better value for money for UK taxpayers.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||318 (+2 tell)||0||0||97.0%|
|PC||0||1 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|