National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill — Regular Reviews of Effect of Tax Treatment of Termination Awards — 10 Jun 2019 at 19:15

The majority of MPs voted not to require regular reviews of the effect of charging national insurance on the amount of a termination award that exceeds £30,000.

MPs were considering the National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill[1].

Sections 1 and 2 of the Bill provided for Class 1 A national insurance contributions (currently 12%) to be charged on the amount of a termination award that exceeds £30,000.

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Effects of termination awards provisions and stated:

  • (1) The Treasury must publish reviews of whether the payment of Class 1A contributions on termination awards under sections 1 and 2 has had—
  • (a) any effect on the number of termination awards made above £30,000;
  • (b) any effect on the size of termination awards made above £30,000; or
  • (c) a disproportionate effect on—
  • (i) women,
  • (ii) pregnant women,
  • (iii) persons aged 50 or over, or
  • (iv) any other group of people with protected characteristics (within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010).
  • (2) The first review under subsection (1) shall be published no later than 24 months after this section comes into force.
  • (3) Subsequent reviews under subsection (1) shall be published no later than 24 months after publication of the previous review."

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:

"This new clause would provide for a general review of the termination awards provisions of this Act within every period of 24 months."

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
Con266 (+2 tell) 0085.6%
DUP7 0070.0%
Independent0 4019.0%
Lab0 186 (+2 tell)076.1%
LDem0 4036.4%
PC0 2050.0%
SNP0 18051.4%
Total:273 214076.6%

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