Nick Raynsford

Former Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich

Housing Benefit Reduction For Those Deemed to have Excess Bedrooms

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction, and operation of, a policy to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. This policy has been called the "Bedroom Tax" by Labour and some commentators .

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Nick Raynsford consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom 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.

Major votes

Scoring Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

No scoring agreements are part of this policy while this member was elected.

Minor votes

  • On 14 Oct 2014: Nick Raynsford was absent for a vote on Carers Bedroom Entitlement (Social Housing Sector) Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2014: Nick Raynsford voted for exemptions to the benefit penalty applied to social housing tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms and to require a report on affordable housing. Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2014: Nick Raynsford voted to retain an exemption from housing benefit penalties due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms which applied to those who've continuously received the benefit in the same property since before 1 January 1996. Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2013: Nick Raynsford voted to publish the results of research into food banks; to freeze energy prices; for a water affordability scheme; for measures to end abuses of zero hours contracts; to incentivise those paying the living wage and to abolish the under-occupancy penalty for social housing tenants. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Nick Raynsford voted to require the housing cost element of universal credit to be sufficient to cover the actual cost of housing for social tenants in cases where no offer of alternative accommodation has been made and the household has no more than one spare bedroom. Show vote

Informative Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

No informative agreements are part of this policy while this member was elected.

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