Income Tax Thresholds — 9 Mar 2021 at 18:51
The majority of MPs voted to enable both the income level above which income-tax is charged, and the threshold for paying income tax at the higher rate to be kept at the levels set for 2021-2022 rather than allowing them to increase with inflation.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That (notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills) provision may be made taking effect in a future year for each of the following amounts to remain at the amount specified for the tax year 2021-22—
- (a) the amount specified in section 10(5) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (basic rate limit), and
- (b) the amount specified in section 35(1) of that Act (personal allowance).
Under sections 21 and 57 of the Income Tax Act 2007 these thresholds were to be increased in-line with the consumer prices index published by the Statistics Board (known as the UK Statistics Authority)
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||361 (+2 tell)||0||0||99.5%|
|Lab||0||197 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|