Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister

Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

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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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Boris Johnson almost always 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 16 Nov 2016: Boris Johnson voted in favour of reductions to the work allowance element of universal credit and reductions to employment and support allowance and against analysing how changes impact those in different incomes. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit Cuts — Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Charter for Budget Responsibility — Reducing Public Borrowing — Cap on Welfare Spending Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Boris Johnson voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants required to participate in activities intended to increase their chances of obtaining work. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Boris Johnson voted against making the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Boris Johnson voted against making the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Boris Johnson voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Boris Johnson voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Boris Johnson voted n favour of planned housing benefit cuts applying to those in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Boris Johnson voted in favour of cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Boris Johnson voted for proposed cuts to tax credits and against investment aimed at growing a productive economy focused on science, technology and green jobs. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Boris Johnson voted in favour of reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Boris Johnson voted against a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Boris Johnson voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Boris Johnson voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Boris Johnson voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2015: Boris Johnson voted in favour of an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Charter for Budget Responsibility — Aiming for Budget Surplus — Cap on Welfare Spending Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Boris Johnson voted to reduce the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Boris Johnson voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Boris Johnson voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Boris Johnson voted in favour of proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and in favour of spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote

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