Health and Social Care Levy Bill — 14 Sep 2021 at 16:53

“Business owners who have done all they can to retain and support their staff during the pandemic are now being punished”?
“this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Health and Social Care Levy Bill because, notwithstanding the need to increase funding for health and social care, the Bill raises money for an approach announced by the Government that fails to set out a plan to fix the crisis in social care, improve pay and conditions for social care workers, or clear the NHS waiting list backlog by the end of this Parliament, while breaking the Prime Minister’s promise that no one will have to sell their home to pay for care; because it lacks a guarantee that Parliament will vote on a social care plan before spending the money it raises; and because it breaks the Government’s promise not to increase National Insurance, raising taxes on employment that will disproportionately hit working families, young people, those on low and middle incomes and businesses trying to create more jobs in the wider economy, whilst leaving income from other sources untouched.”
“There are two tests for the package announced yesterday. First, does it fix social care? Secondly, is it funded fairly?”-[Official Report, 8 September 2021; Vol. 700, c. 327.]
“it is not clear that there is any new money for adult social care to help improve care and support from April 1st next year… It will not add a single minute of extra care and support, or improve the quality of life for older people, disabled people and unpaid carers.”
“better-off business owners and investors”-[Official Report, 7 September 2021; Vol. 700, c. 154.]
"There may be an impact on family formation, stability or breakdown as individuals, who are currently just about managing financially, will see their disposable income reduce.”
“Behavioural effects are likely to be large, and these will include...business decisions around wage bills and recruitment.”
“A rise in National Insurance Contributions would represent a hammer blow to jobs growth at this crucial point in the UK's economic recovery.”
“National Insurance increase will directly hurt a business’s ability to hire staff, at a time when businesses have faced a torrid 18 months and are now fighting crippling labour shortages.”
“We know social care needs extra funding. But the prime minister is raiding the pockets of low-paid workers, while leaving the wealthy barely touched.”
“Parliament’s scrutiny of financial matters is generally poor, and the treatment of the new Health and Social Care Levy demonstrates many of the worst aspects of both the financial and legislative scrutiny processes: acting at speed with insufficient policy detail available for MPs to consider; important constitutional questions brushed aside; and broad powers delegated to Ministers with a lack of clarity about how they are to be used in future.”
“Although Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own systems, we will direct money raised through the levy to their health and social care services.”-[Official Report, 7 September 2021; Vol. 700, c. 154.]
“in such shares as between health care and social care, and in such shares as between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as the Treasury may determine.”
“There may be an impact on family formation, stability or breakdown as individuals, who are currently just about managing financially, will see their disposable income reduce.”
“demographic and unit cost pressures will be met through council tax…and long-term efficiencies.”
“will directly hurt a business’s ability to hire staff at a time when businesses have faced a torrid 18 months”.
“fix the crisis in social care once and for all”.
“We’re not going to raise the rates of income tax, national insurance, or VAT…It is a tax policy that is progressive and fair.”
“the extra funding will not be sufficient to reverse the cuts in the numbers receiving care”
“The new health and social care levy provides no new money to fund social care for three years. No money for living costs, only personal care costs. Selling your home is just deferred. It is a tax on jobs.”
“There may be an impact on family formation, stability or breakdown as individuals, who are currently just about managing financially, will see their disposable income reduce.”
“one should not ignore one half of that policy announcement as far as the effects on the economy concerned”,

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con324 (+2 tell) 0089.6%
DUP0 6075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 10100.0%
Lab0 181 (+2 tell)090.6%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 41085.4%
Total:325 247089.7%

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