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George Osborne

Former Conservative MP for Tatton

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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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George Osborne generally voted against 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: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Job Offer Those On Jobseeker's Allowance Must Take Up or Lose Their Benefits Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 200 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonus Tax — Impact of Disability Benefit Changes Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: George Osborne voted against introducing a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, against making planned investment sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against calling on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: George Osborne voted to levy a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, to invest in infrastructure, to cut VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: George Osborne voted against requiring a report on a tax on Bankers' Bonuses, including on how the revenue raised could be spent to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: George Osborne voted against measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; against a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; against reducing VAT; against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and against making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: George Osborne voted against creating jobs; a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for a year; a VAT cut; a tax break for small firms taking on more workers and making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2012: George Osborne voted against requiring 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: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy, Bankers Bonuses and Job Creation Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: George Osborne 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: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: George Osborne voted against creating more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, making planned investment sooner, reducing VAT and a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2011: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonus Tax — Jobs — Homes — VAT — Apprenticeships Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Youth Employment Bill — Youth Training and Employment — Bank Bonus Budget Tax Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 73 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: George Osborne voted against Labour proposals to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote

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