Budget Resolution 8 — Travel Expenses of Workers Providing Services Through Intermediaries — Agency Workers — Relief for Home to Work Travel Expenses — 22 Mar 2016 at 18:23
The majority of MPs voted to prevent agency workers, and their employers, from benefiting from relief for home-to-work travel expenses.
MPs were considering Budget Resolution 8 - Travel Expenses of Workers Providing Services Through Intermediaries.
The majority of MPs voted to add a number of new clauses to the Chapter 2 of Part 5 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 titled Deductions for Employee's Expenses.
The intent of the new clauses was given in the budget document as
- to restrict tax relief for home to work travel and subsistence expenses for workers engaged through an employment intermediary. This will bring the rules into line with those that apply to employees.
The most common employment intermediaries are employment agencies.
The clauses approved in this vote include provision for recovery of related associated debt from an officer or director of a company.
-  March 2016 Budget Documents, Gov.UK
-  Business tax – guidance, Employment intermediaries: reporting requirements, Gov.UK
-  Draft Clauses and Explanatory Notes for Finance Bill 2016
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||300 (+2 tell)||0||0||91.5%|
|SNP||0||52 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|