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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Madeleine Moon generally voted 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.

All votes about a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 16 Nov 2016: Madeleine Moon voted against reductions to the work allowance element of universal credit and reductions to employment and support allowance and in favour of analysing how changes impact those in different incomes. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Madeleine Moon voted not to cut housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Charter for Budget Responsibility — Reducing Public Borrowing — Cap on Welfare Spending Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Madeleine Moon voted against reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants who are deemed capable of work. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Madeleine Moon voted to make the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and to require Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Madeleine Moon voted to make the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and to require Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 13 — Employment and Support Allowance: Work-Related Activity Component Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 14 — Universal Credit: Limited Capability for Work Element Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Application of Housing Benefit Cuts to Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Madeleine Moon voted against cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Madeleine Moon voted against proposed cuts to tax credits and for investment aimed at growing a productive economy focused on science, technology and green jobs. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — New Clause 1 — Repeal of Tax Credits Regulations 2015 Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — New Clause 8 — Tax Credit Reductions — Transitional Protection Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2015: Madeleine Moon voted against an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Madeleine Moon voted against reducing public borrowing and against capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Madeleine Moon voted against reducing the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Madeleine Moon voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Madeleine Moon voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Spending Cuts, Welfare Changes and Trident Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2015: Madeleine Moon voted yes on Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2014: Madeleine Moon voted to cap the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Madeleine Moon voted against the the March 2014 budget, against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax, against capping welfare spending, against reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2014: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Halt Further Spending and Welfare Cuts and Investigation Impact of Austerity Measures Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Madeleine Moon voted against reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Madeleine Moon voted against a reduction in housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Third Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Madeleine Moon voted against capping proposed increases in working age benefits and tax credits at 1% potentially allowing them to rise by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon voted to exclude people in specified circumstances from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 93 — Exclusion of Child Benefit from Benefit Cap Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Madeleine Moon 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: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Move from Council Tax Benefit to Council Tax Reduction Schemes Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Madeleine Moon voted against introducing Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and against restricting housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Madeleine Moon voted to introduce a childcare element to Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Madeleine Moon voted 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: Madeleine Moon voted against introducing Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and against restricting housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Education Maintenance Allowance Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Madeleine Moon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Education Maintenance Allowance Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2010: Madeleine Moon voted against reducing housing benefit for those who have been on Jobseekers Allowance for over a year. Show vote

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