Working People’s Finances: Government Policy — 21 Sep 2021 at 18:44
The majority of MPs voted against rising prices, lower benefits, and higher taxes particularly for low and middle income workers.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- is concerned about the negative impact of Government policy on the finances of working people, with a growing squeeze on living standards caused by the £1,040 per year reduction to universal credit, the rise in National Insurance Contributions for low and middle income workers, increases in council tax, the freezing of the personal income tax allowance from April 2022, the increasing cost of household energy bills, the highest petrol prices since 2013 and the potential for the largest rail fare increase in a decade, the fastest rise in private rental prices since 2008, successive above inflation increases in childcare costs, and rising prices resulting from the supply chain disruption caused by worker and supply shortages; and
- calls on the Government to change the direction of its policies on these issues because they have created an avoidable and unacceptable burden on working people.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That the original words stand part of the Question.
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||299 (+2 tell)||0||0||82.7%|
|Lab||0||160 (+2 tell)||0||81.4%|