Finance (No. 2) Bill — Decline Second Reading — 11 Dec 2017 at 22:12

The majority of MPs voted in favour of excluding overseas activities of UK headquartered banking groups from the bank levy, and in favour of reducing stamp duty for first time buyers of homes in transactions of up to £500,000.

MPs were considering the Finance Bill[1].

MPs were considering the motion:

  • That the Bill be now read a Second time.

This vote was on an amendment to that motion stating:

  • leave out from “That” to the end of the Question and add:
  • “this House
  • declines to give a Second Reading to the Finance (No. 2) Bill because it contains no measures to address the fact that the UK has the slowest economic growth in the G7 while the IFS warns of two decades of lost earnings growth, it fails to reverse the Government’s 2015 Bank Levy cut resulting in £4.7bn less in tax revenue from banks over five years and contains measures to further limit the scope of the Bank Levy resulting in a further fall in revenue, whilst at the same time crucial services that many children and families across the country desperately rely on are at risk due to seven years of budget cuts, it proposes a stamp duty cut that, according to the analysis of the OBR, will increase house prices, instead of helping to address the housing crisis through measures to build more affordable homes, it proposes policies without the benefit of an adequate Equalities Impact Assessment, it arises from a Budget which made no provision for lifting the public sector pay cap or addressing the funding crisis in social care and the NHS, it includes no measures properly to tackle tax avoidance and evasion and it is not based on an amendment of the law resolution, thus restricting the scope of amendments and reducing the House’s ability to properly scrutinise and improve the Bill.”

Key provisions in the Finance Bill which were opposed by those voting for the amendment included[1][2]:

  • Imposing income tax and corporation tax in 2018-19.
  • Keeping income tax rates at the 2017-18 levels for 2018-19
  • Eliminating stamp duty for first time buyers of homes in transactions of under £300,000 and reducing the duty for transactions of up to £500,000.
  • Excluding overseas activities of UK headquartered banking groups from the bank levy (an annual tax on banks calculated as a fraction of their total applicable liabilities and equities).


Debate in Parliament |

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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
Con302 (+2 tell) 0096.2%
DUP9 0090.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 1040.0%
Lab0 228 (+2 tell)088.8%
LDem0 120100.0%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 26074.3%
Total:312 271091.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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