Tim Yeo

Former MP, South Suffolk

South Suffolk Conservative

Benefits for Those Unemployed Due to Illness or Disability

The amount of welfare benefits paid to those unemployed due to disability or illness has been the subject of a number of votes in Parliament.

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Tim Yeo generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

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 paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

  • On 9 Mar 2011: Tim Yeo was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Tim Yeo was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Tim Yeo 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 1 Feb 2012: Tim Yeo 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: Tim Yeo voted not to increase the time people can receive contribution based ESA from one year to at least 730 days. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Tim Yeo voted not to make an exception for those with a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment from the 365 day limit on receiving contribution based Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Tim Yeo voted not 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

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