Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 14 — Universal Credit: Limited Capability for Work Element — 27 Oct 2015 at 18:00

The majority of MPs voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. The impact of this would be a benefit cut of £123.62 per month for those falling between the thresholds of "limited capability for work" and "limited capability for work and work-related activity". The changes would apply to new claims only.

MPs were considering the Welfare Reform and Work Bill[1].

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 20, page 14, line 39, leave out Clause 14

Clause 14[2] was titled Universal credit: limited capability for work element and stated:

The sub-clause (a) in question listed "the fact that a claimant has limited capability for work" as a factor which may be used in the calculation of an award of universal credit.

The amount of the limited capability for work was, at the time of the vote, set via Regulation 36 of the The Universal Credit Regulations 2013 at £123.62 per month.

Together with the removal of the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance the changes are expected to reduce Government spending by £640m per year in 2020/21.[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
Con315 (+2 tell) 0096.1%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 20100.0%
Lab0 210 (+2 tell)091.8%
LDem0 2025.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 550100.0%
UUP0 20100.0%
Total:315 284093.8%

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