Finance Bill — New Clause 1 — Review of Impact of Changes to Income Tax — 8 Jan 2019 at 16:45
The majority of MPs voted against carrying out a review of the impact of changes to income tax thresholds considering equalities, regional differences and child poverty.
MPs were considering the Finance Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Impact of provisions of section 5 on child poverty and equality and stated:
- (1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must review the impact of the provisions of section 5 and lay a report of that review before the House of Commons within six months of the passing of this Act.
- (2) A review under this section must consider the impact of the changes made by section 5 on—
- (a) households at different levels of income,
- (b) people with protected characteristics (within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010),
- (c) the Treasury’s compliance with the public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010,
- (d) different parts of the United Kingdom and different regions of England, and
- (e) levels of relative and absolute child poverty in the United Kingdom.
- (3) In this section—
- “parts of the United Kingdom” means—
- (a) England,
- (b) Scotland,
- (c) Wales, and
- (d) Northern Ireland;
- “regions of England” has the same meaning as that used by the Office for National Statistics.’
The rejected new clause was accompanied by an explanatory statement saying:
- This new clause would require the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the impact of clause 5 on child poverty and equality.
Clause 5 of the Bill increased the amount of income an individual can generally have before paying income tax from £11,850 in 2018-19 to £12,500 for 2019-20, and increased the threshold above which higher rate income tax is paid from £34,500 in 2017-18 to £37,500 for 2019-20.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Finance Bill
-  Clause 5 of the Finance Bill as at the time of the vote
-  Income Tax rates and allowances for current and past years, HMRC
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||302 (+2 tell)||0||0||95.9%|
|Lab||0||240 (+2 tell)||0||93.1%|