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George Osborne

Former Conservative MP for Tatton

@George_Osborne

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.

Photo: UK Parliament

George Osborne 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 20 Jul 2016: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit Cuts — Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Benefit Cuts for Disabled and Ill People Required to Participate in Activities Intended to Increase Their Chances of Obtaining Work Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: George Osborne 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: George Osborne 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 27 Oct 2015: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 13 — Employment and Support Allowance: Work-Related Activity Component Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 14 — Universal Credit: Limited Capability for Work Element Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: George Osborne 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 1 Feb 2012: George Osborne voted against those who have been ill or disabled since their youth recieving 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: George Osborne 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: George Osborne 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: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 10 — Universal Credit Payments In Relation to Disabled Children and Young People Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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