Finance (No. 2) Bill — New Clause 23 — Equality Impact Analysis — 19 Apr 2021 at 19:15
The majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the equality impact of various tax changes.
The proposed new clause which was rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was titled: Equality Impact Analysis and began:
- (1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must review the equality impact of sections 1 to 5, 24 to 26, 28, 31 to 33, 40 and 86 of this Act and lay a report of that review before the House of Commons within six months of the passing of this Act.
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This new clause requires the Chancellor of the Exchequer to carry out and publish a review of the effects of clauses 1 to 5, 24 to 26, 28, 31 to 33, 40 and 86 of the Bill on equality in relation to households with different levels of income, people with protected characteristics, the Treasury’s public sector equality duty and on a regional basis.
The clauses in question related to Income Tax, Enterprise Management Incentives, Employment tax treatment of cycling and Covid-19 test costs, pension rules, coronavirus support payments, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Finance (No. 2) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  The Finance (No. 2) Bill (as introduced 11 March 2021), Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Finance (No. 2) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Income Tax rates and allowances for current and past years, Gov.uk
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||358 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.9%|
|Lab||0||194 (+2 tell)||0||98.5%|