Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Termination Payments Etc: Treatment as Employment Income — Power of Ministers to Reduce Threshold — 31 Oct 2017 at 15:31

The majority of MPs voted to prevent ministers reducing the threshold at which payments made in relation to the termination of employment are treated as employment income.

MPs were considering the Finance Bill[1].

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 1, page 14, line 15, leave out “different” and insert “higher”.

Had it not been rejected the amendment would have impacted clause 5[2] of the Bill an in particular a provision titled: Power to vary threshold which stated:

  • (1) The Treasury may by regulations amend the listed provisions by substituting, for the amount for the time being mentioned in those provisions, a different amount.

The amount in question is the £30,000 threshold provided for by Sections 403 and 404 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003, over which payments on termination of employment are treated as employment income for tax purposes.

The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:

  • This amendment removes the power for the Treasury to reduce the £30,000 threshold in connection with the taxation of termination payments by regulations.


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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
Con298 (+2 tell) 0094.6%
DUP8 0080.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 226 (+2 tell)087.4%
LDem0 10083.3%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 32091.4%
Total:306 274091.0%

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