Replacement of Coronavirus Support Schemes With More Targeted Assistance — 9 Sep 2020 at 15:52

The majority of MPs voted against replacing the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employment Income Support Schemes with more targeted support for businesses and self-employed people.

The Coronavirus Job Retention scheme[1] funds 80% of regular wages for those put on leave (furloughed), capped at £2,500 per month, with payments made via employers. The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme[2] offered 80% of the previous three years' average self-employment profits for three months, capped at £8,400, followed by 70% of profits for a further three months, capped at £6,570.[2][3]

MPs were considering the motion:

  • That this House
  • calls for the Government to abandon its one-size-fits-all withdrawal of the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employment Income Support Schemes, and instead offer targeted income support to businesses and self-employed people in those sectors of the economy that have been hardest hit by the virus and are most in need of continuing assistance, and in those areas of the country which have been placed under local restrictions due to rising rates of infection.

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

Debate in Parliament |

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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con318 (+2 tell) 0 (+2 tell)088.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 000.0%
LDem0 7063.6%
Total:319 9057.1%

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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Robert GoodwillScarborough and WhitbyCon (front bench)tellno
Heather WheelerSouth DerbyshireContellno

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