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Jamie Reed

Former Labour MP for Copeland

@JamieFonzarelli

Support for Those Unable to Afford Council Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of localising the systems for helping those in financial need pay council tax by abolishing the council tax benefit and replacing it with local council tax reduction schemes.

Photo: Neil Howard

Jamie Reed almost always voted against making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support

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 making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support:

  • On 21 May 2012: Jamie Reed voted against allowing local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and not to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Jamie Reed voted against moving from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Jamie Reed voted against allowing local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and not to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote

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