Sarah Teather

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Brent Central

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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Sarah Teather voted a mixture of for and against 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.

Key votes about a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 13 Jan 2015: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2014: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Cap — Charter for Budget Responsibility Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on March 2014 Budget Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2014: Sarah Teather voted not to halt further spending and welfare cuts and not to investigate the impact of austerity measures on the incidence of poverty and inequality. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clause 1 — Rate of Increase of Certain Benefits, Payments and Tax Credits Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clauses 1 to 3 and Schedule — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Sarah Teather voted not to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% given an increase in prices of 2.2%. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Decline Second Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Sarah Teather voted against capping any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2012: Sarah Teather voted against capping the total amount of welfare benefits an individual can claim from April 2013 at £350 for a single person and £500 for couple per week. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 — Under Occupation Critera — Local Housing Allowance Rates Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Sarah Teather voted not to add proposed exclusions from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Sarah Teather 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: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Period of Entitlement to Contributory Employment and Support Allowance Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those With Cancer Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 93 — Exclusion of Child Benefit from Benefit Cap Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Sarah Teather 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 1 Feb 2012: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Sarah Teather voted to move from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Sarah Teather voted against introducing a childcare element to Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Sarah Teather voted against a proposal to exclude up to fifty thousand pounds in an ISA from the assessment of capital used to determine if someone in work is eligible for Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Sarah Teather voted in favour of scrapping the education maintenance allowance (EMA) in England. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Sarah Teather voted to support the Government reforms to arrangements for supporting students aged 16-19. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2010: Sarah Teather was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit Show vote

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