Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit — 18 Jan 2021 at 19:04
The majority of MPs voted in favour of continuing paying an additional twenty pounds a week to those on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit beyond April 2021; the additional sum had been introduced for one year in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- believes that the Government should stop the planned cut in Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit in April and give certainty today to the six million families for whom it is worth an extra £1,000 a year.
In April 2020 Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit were increased by twenty pounds a week (£1040/year) as a temporary measure in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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|
|Lab||195 (+2 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|
|Gill Furniss||Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|John Spellar||Warley||Lab (minister)||tellno|