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Taxation of Banks

There have been votes in Parliament on taxation of banks. The "banking levy" is one such tax: it is charged annually based on the amount a bank holds in assets,.

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Sammy Wilson generally voted against higher taxes on banks

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 higher taxes on banks:

  • On 21 Feb 2018: Sammy Wilson voted in favour of excluding overseas activities of UK headquartered banking groups from the bank levy, and in favour of reducing stamp duty for first time buyers of homes in transactions of up to £500,000. Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2017: Sammy Wilson voted to exclude certain overseas elements of UK banking groups from the bank levy annual tax. Show vote
  • On 11 Dec 2017: Sammy Wilson voted in favour of excluding overseas activities of UK headquartered banking groups from the bank levy, and in favour of reducing stamp duty for first time buyers of homes in transactions of up to £500,000. Show vote
  • On 11 Dec 2017: Sammy Wilson voted in favour of excluding overseas activities of UK headquartered banking groups from the bank levy, and in favour of reducing stamp duty for first time buyers of homes in transactions of up to £500,000. Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2017: Sammy Wilson voted to narrow the scope of the bank levy tax so it is calculated only on the basis of a bank's UK assets; excluding overseas activities of UK headquartered banking groups from the charge. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Sammy Wilson voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Sammy Wilson voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Sammy Wilson voted against the measures in the Finance Bill including against an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and against capping the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Sammy Wilson voted against the the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Budget Resolution — The Bank Levy Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2013: Sammy Wilson voted to increase the amount of free child care offered to parents of 3 and 4 year olds from 15 to 25 hours Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Sammy Wilson voted against measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Sammy Wilson voted against measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Sammy Wilson voted against measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote

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