National Insurance Contributions Bill — Clause 7 — Veteran Conditions — 1 Mar 2022 at 18:15

The majority of MPs voted not to empower ministers to extend the period during which employers of someone who has left the armed forces benefit from a reduction in national insurance payable in connection with that person's employment.

MPs were considering the National Insurance Contributions Bill.[1][2][3]

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 4.

Amendment 4 stated[4]:

  • Page 5, line 24, at end insert—
  • “(3) The Treasury may by regulations amend the period specified in subsection (1)(c) where it believes this will contribute to improved employment and retention rates among veterans.”

Had it not been rejected the amendment would have impacted Clause 7 of the Bill titled: Veteran conditions [2][3] and provided for a the zero-rate of secondary Class 1 employer's National Insurance relief in respect of the employment of armed forces veterans for the tax years from 2022-2024.

The subclause 1(c) mentioned in the amendment stated:

  • the earnings are paid during the period of one year beginning with the earner’s first day of employment in a civilian capacity since the earner last ceased to be a member of any of the regular forces.

The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement note[5]:

  • Lords Amendment 4 provides the Treasury with the power to extend the eligibility period attached to zero-rate relief for armed forces veterans, should that be deemed desirable to improve the ability of veterans to find long-term employment.


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
Alba0 1050.0%
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con289 (+2 tell) 0080.4%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 2040.0%
Lab0 140 (+2 tell)071.4%
LDem0 11084.6%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 34075.6%
Total:297 195077.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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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no rebellions

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