Malcolm Wicks

Former Labour MP for Croydon North

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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Malcolm Wicks almost always voted against 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.

Key votes about a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 21 Feb 2012: Malcolm Wicks voted to exclude people in specified circumstances from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Malcolm Wicks voted for those who have been ill or disabled since their youth to receive Employment and Support Allowance on the same basis as if they had made sufficient National Insurance contributions to qualify for a contribution based allowance. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Malcolm Wicks voted to increase the time people can receive contribution based ESA from one year to at least 730 days. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Malcolm Wicks voted to allow those with a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment to continue to receive contribution based Employment and Support Allowance after the usual 365 day limit is reached. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Malcolm Wicks voted to exclude child benefit from the benefit cap. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Malcolm Wicks voted to set the lower rate of the Universal Credit payment in relation to disabled children and young people at a minimum of two-thirds of the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Malcolm Wicks 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
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Malcolm Wicks 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 15 Jun 2011: Malcolm Wicks voted against introducing Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and against restricting housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Malcolm Wicks voted to introduce a childcare element to Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Malcolm Wicks voted 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 9 Mar 2011: Malcolm Wicks voted against introducing Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and against restricting housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Malcolm Wicks was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Malcolm Wicks voted to call on the Government to keep the education maintenance allowance (EMA) in England. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Malcolm Wicks voted against the Government reforms to arrangements for supporting students aged 16-19. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2010: Malcolm Wicks voted against reducing housing benefit for those who have been on Jobseekers Allowance for over a year. Show vote

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