Jeremy Corbyn

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition

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Islington North Labour

Income Tax Additional Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate of income tax which applies to income over £150,000. This is the top income tax band known as the additional rate.

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Jeremy Corbyn generally voted for increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000

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.

All votes about increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000:

  • On 26 Mar 2012: Jeremy Corbyn voted against the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Reduction in Income Tax Rate Applying to Income Over £150,000 Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Reduction in Income Tax Rate Applying to Income Over £150,000 Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted against the proposed budget for 2013-14 which proposed raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted against introducing a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Jeremy Corbyn voted against the the March 2014 budget, against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax, against capping welfare spending, against reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Jeremy Corbyn voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax, and against giving a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well against other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Jeremy Corbyn voted against cutting the income tax rate applied to those earning over £150,000 a year. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2015: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy — Top Rate of Income Tax Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted against the the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted against charging income tax in the 2015-16 financial year and against setting the basic rate at 20%, the higher rate at 40% and the additional rate at 45%. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted against a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote

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