Gordon Brown

Former Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Bankers' Bonus Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of taxation applied to Banker' Bonuses. In 2009 a one-off 50% tax on on any individual discretionary bonus over £25,000 paid to a banker was levied and there have been a number of votes since on reintroducing such a tax.

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Gordon Brown voted a mixture of for and against a banker’s bonus tax

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about a banker’s bonus tax:

  • On 11 Feb 2015: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Job Offer Those On Jobseeker's Allowance Must Take Up or Lose Their Benefits Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 200 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonus Tax — Impact of Disability Benefit Changes Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 13 — Report on Bankers' Bonus Tax Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Jobs — Banker's Bonus Tax — VAT Cut — Tax Incentive to Take on Workers — Sooner Infrastructure Investment Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 209 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy, Bankers Bonuses and Job Creation Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonus Tax — Jobs — Homes — VAT — Apprenticeships Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Gordon Brown voted in favour of providing more training and employment opportunities for unemployed young people between the ages of 16 and 25, supported by payments from banks out of their bonus budgets. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Gordon Brown voted to require the chancellor to review the possibility of reintroducing a tax on bankers' bonuses and how the revenue raised could be spent on tackling unemployment. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Gordon Brown voted to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote

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