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:

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[1]:

  • * 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


Debate in Parliament |

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con297 (+2 tell) 1082.9%
DUP0 7087.5%
Independent1 3080.0%
Lab0 13 (+2 tell)07.5%
LDem0 000.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 204.4%
Total:298 29052.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)no

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