Eleanor Laing

Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

Conservative MP for Epping Forest

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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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Eleanor Laing generally voted against 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.

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

  • On 25 Mar 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on March 2015 Budget Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Income Tax 2015-16 Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy — Top Rate of Income Tax Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Additional Rate of Income Tax Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013-14 to 2014-15 — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on March 2014 Budget Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Eleanor Laing voted to introduce 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 2013: Eleanor Laing voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving 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 28 Nov 2012: Eleanor Laing voted in favour of cutting the top rate of income tax applying to income over £150,000 from 50% to 45%. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Eleanor Laing voted in favour of 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: Eleanor Laing voted to indicate support for a reduction in the additional rate of income tax, which applies to income over £150k, from 50% to 45%. Show vote

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