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Shaun Woodward

Former Labour MP for St Helens South and Whiston

Bankers' Bonus Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of taxation applied to Banker' Bonuses. In 2009 a one-off 50% tax on on any individual discretionary bonus over £25,000 paid to a banker was levied and there have been a number of votes since on reintroducing such a tax.

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Shaun Woodward generally voted for a banker’s bonus 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.

All votes about a banker’s bonus tax:

  • On 11 Feb 2015: Shaun Woodward voted to provide those who've been on Jobseeker's Allowance for a period an offer of a paid job with training that they must take up or lose their benefits. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Shaun Woodward voted for consideration of a new tax on bankers' bonuses. Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Shaun Woodward was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonus Tax — Impact of Disability Benefit Changes Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Shaun Woodward voted to introduce a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, to make planned investment sooner, to reduce VAT on home improvements and to call on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Shaun Woodward voted against levying a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, against investing in infrastructure, and against cutting VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Shaun Woodward was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 13 — Report on Bankers' Bonus Tax Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Shaun Woodward voted for measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; for a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; to reduce VAT; for a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and to make infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Shaun Woodward voted to create jobs; to tax bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for a year; to cut VAT; to give a tax break to small firms taking on more workers and to make infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2012: Shaun Woodward voted to require the chancellor to review the possibility of reintroducing a tax on bankers' bonuses and how the revenue raised could be spent on tackling unemployment. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2012: Shaun Woodward was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy, Bankers Bonuses and Job Creation Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Shaun Woodward was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Shaun Woodward voted to start long-term investment projects sooner, to reduce VAT on home improvements and repairs, and to give a tax break to small companies employing new workers. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Shaun Woodward voted to introduce a tax on bank bonuses to guarantee a job for 100,000 young people and build 25,000 affordable homes; to make investment sooner; to reducing VAT, and to introduce a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Shaun Woodward voted to create more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, to make planned investment sooner, to reduce VAT and for a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2011: Shaun Woodward voted for a tax on bank bonuses to be spent on creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 affordable homes; for increased funding to support businesses; for more apprenticeships; and for a VAT cut. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Shaun Woodward was absent for a vote on Youth Employment Bill — Youth Training and Employment — Bank Bonus Budget Tax Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Shaun Woodward was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 73 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Shaun Woodward was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote

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