Social Security and Pensions — 7 Feb 2022 at 19:17
The majority of MPs voted to increase a wide range of benefits, payments and pensions by 3.1%, in-line with an increase in prices.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2022, which was laid before this House on 17 January, be approved.
The order increases a wide range of benefits, payments and pensions by 3.1%, in-line with an increase in prices, as determined by the Consumer Prices Index.
The benefits, pensions and payments affected include:
- * The basic State Pension
- * The full rate of the new State Pension
- * The Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarantee and
- * The widows’ and widowers’ benefits in Industrial Death Benefit
- * The personal or standard allowances of Universal Credit, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance
- * The disability, carer, pensioner and family/lone parent premiums
- * Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Sick Pay.
- * Attendance Allowance
- * Carer’s Allowance
- * Disability Living Allowance
- * Graduated Retirement Benefit
- * Incapacity Benefit
- * increments to State Pension
- * Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- * Personal Independence Payment
- * Severe Disablement Allowance
- * Widowed Mother’s Allowance
- * Widowed Parent’s Allowance
- * Transitional amounts of the State Pension above the level of the full rate, and inherited increments of old State Pension payable to a surviving spouse or civil partner in the new State Pension
- * Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit personal or standard allowances
- * Additional amounts in Pension Credit payable on grounds of disability and caring responsibilities
- * Carer and disability premiums, in the legacy benefits and the carer element and limited capability for work elements in Universal Credit
-  Explanatory notes to the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2022, Legislation.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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||297 (+2 tell)||1||0||82.9%|
|Lab||0||13 (+2 tell)||0||7.5%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||no|