Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for 2019-20 and 2020-21 — 19 Nov 2018 at 19:30

The majority of MPs voted to increase the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate.

MPs were considering the Finance Bill[1]

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That the clause stand part of the Bill.

The clause in question was clause 5[2] which set the the personal allowance, the amount of income someone can generally have before paying income tax, at £12,500 for 2019-20 and 2020-21 (it was £11,850 in 2018-19.[3])

Clause 5 also set the basic rate limit, the threshold below which taxable income is taxed at the basic rate, at £37,500 for 2019-20 and 2020-21 (it was £34,500 in 2018-19.[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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con291 (+2 tell) 0092.4%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0033.3%
Lab0 000.0%
LDem0 9 (+2 tell)091.7%
Total:292 10051.6%

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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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