New Clause 8 — Tax credit reforms

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (Programme No. 3) – in the House of Commons at 3:00 pm on 27th October 2015.

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  • Division number 95
    A majority of MPs voted against a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in.

“The measures in this Bill and (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 relating to the award of tax credits and the relevant entitlement within Universal Credit shall not take effect until the Secretary of State has implemented a scheme for full transitional protection for a minimum of three years for all families and individuals currently receiving tax credits before 5 April 2016, such transitional protection to be renewable after three years with parliamentary approval.”—(Neil Gray.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The House divided:

Ayes 285, Noes 319.

Division number 95 Welfare Reform and Work Bill — New Clause 8 — Tax Credit Reductions — Transitional Protection

A majority of MPs voted against a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in.

Aye: 285 MPs

No: 319 MPs

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Tellers

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Tellers

Absent: 41 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.