Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Reduction in Rates of Tax Credits — 15 Sep 2015 at 17:28
The majority of MPs voted to reduce the amounts people are paid in tax credits.
The motion approved by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That the draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, which were laid before this House on 7 September, be approved.
The regulations amend the The Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) Regulations 2002 which set out when someone is entitled to a tax credit. Tax credits are provided for via the Tax Credits Act 2002
The specific changes introduced via the regulations approved in this vote were:
- Reducing the level of income below which working tax credit is paid in full from £6,420 to £3,850.
- Reducing the level of income below which child tax credit is paid in full from £16,105 to £12,125.
- Reducing the threshold for an increase in income, under which eligibility for tax credits is based on a person's previous year income, from £5,000 to £2,500. (Known as the "income rise disregard".)
- Reducing the thresholds at which tax credits are reduced based on income from £6,420 to £3,850 in respect of working tax credit and from £16,105 to £12,125 in respect of child tax credit.
- Increasing the rate of reduction in tax credits in respect of income over a threshold from 41% to 48%. (Known as the "withdrawal rate".)
For the rates of tax credits at the time of the vote see: Rates and allowances for tax credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance by tax year from the Government website.
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||323 (+2 tell)||2||0||99.1%|
|Lab||0||214 (+2 tell)||0||93.1%|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||no|