Health and Social Care Levy — 8 Sep 2021 at 19:00
The majority of MPs voted to raise taxes on income and profits to fund health and social care, and, prior to the new tax being levied, to temporarily raise national insurance to fund the NHS.
The following motion was supported by a majority of MPs in this vote:
- That provision may be made for, and in connection with, the following—
- (a) the imposition of a tax on earnings and profits in respect of which national insurance contributions are payable, or would be payable if no restriction by reference to pensionable age were applicable, the proceeds of which are to be paid (together with any associated penalties or interest) to the Secretary of State towards the cost of health and social care but where expenses incurred in collecting the tax are to be deducted and paid instead into the Consolidated Fund, and
- (b) increasing the rates of national insurance contributions for a temporary period ending when the tax becomes chargeable and applying the increases towards the cost of the National Health Service.
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||318 (+2 tell)||5||0||89.3%|
|Lab||0||175 (+2 tell)||0||88.9%|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Neil Hudson||Penrith and The Border||Con (front bench)||no|
|Esther McVey||Tatton||Con (front bench)||no|