Michael Moore

Former MP, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk Liberal Democrat

Spending on Welfare Benefits

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of spending on welfare benefits. Specific matters voted on include a cap on the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year, the rate of increase of various benefits, and the operation of specific benefits.

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Michael Moore generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 9 Nov 2010: Michael Moore voted in support of government plans to reduce housing benefit for those who have been on Jobseekers Allowance for over a year. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Michael Moore voted in favour of scrapping the education maintenance allowance (EMA) in England. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Michael Moore voted to support the Government reforms to arrangements for supporting students aged 16-19. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Michael Moore voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Michael Moore voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Michael Moore voted against introducing a childcare element to Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Michael Moore voted against a proposal to exclude up to fifty thousand pounds in an ISA from the assessment of capital used to determine if someone in work is eligible for Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Move from Council Tax Benefit to Council Tax Reduction Schemes Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those Ill or Disabled Since Their Youth Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Period of Entitlement to Contributory Employment and Support Allowance Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those With Cancer Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 93 — Exclusion of Child Benefit from Benefit Cap Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 10 — Universal Credit Payments In Relation to Disabled Children and Young People Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Michael Moore voted not to add proposed exclusions from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Michael Moore voted to introduce under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2012: Michael Moore voted to cap the total amount of welfare benefits an individual can claim from April 2013 at £350 for a single person and £500 for couple per week. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Michael Moore voted in favour of capping any increase in working age benefits and tax credits at 1% rather than potentially allowing them to rise by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Michael Moore voted to cap any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clause 1 — Rate of Increase of Certain Benefits, Payments and Tax Credits Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clauses 1 to 3 and Schedule — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Third Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Michael Moore voted in favour of a housing benefit under-occupancy penalty. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Michael Moore voted in favour of reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Michael Moore voted for a reduction in housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Michael Moore was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2014: Michael Moore voted not to halt further spending and welfare cuts and not to investigate the impact of austerity measures on the incidence of poverty and inequality. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Michael Moore voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2014: Michael Moore voted to cap the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year. Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2015: Michael Moore voted yes on Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update Show vote

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