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
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 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.)
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.)
-  Parliament's webpage on the Finance Bill, (Finance (No. 3) Bill 2017-19)
-  Clause 5 of the the Finance Bill, (Finance (No. 3) Bill 2017-19) as at the time of the vote
-  Income Tax rates and allowances: current and past, HM Revenue and Customs website
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||291 (+2 tell)||0||0||92.7%|
|LDem||0||9 (+2 tell)||0||91.7%|