Greg Mulholland

Former MP, Leeds North West

Leeds North West Liberal Democrat

Housing Benefit Reduction For Those Deemed to have Excess Bedrooms

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction, and operation of, a policy to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. This policy has been called the "Bedroom Tax" by Labour and some commentators .

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Greg Mulholland voted a mixture of for and against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom 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 reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax"):

  • On 9 Mar 2011: Greg Mulholland voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Greg Mulholland voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Greg Mulholland voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Greg Mulholland voted to require the housing cost element of universal credit to be sufficient to cover the actual cost of housing for social tenants in cases where no offer of alternative accommodation has been made and the household has no more than one spare bedroom. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Greg Mulholland voted to exclude people in specified circumstances from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Greg Mulholland voted against introducing under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and not to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Greg Mulholland was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Greg Mulholland was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Greg Mulholland was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2013: Greg Mulholland was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Food Banks — Economic Policies Show vote
  • On 12 Feb 2014: Greg Mulholland was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit and Universal Credit — Regular Payments and Penalty for Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2014: Greg Mulholland was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit — Penalty for Excess Bedrooms — Removal of Unintended Exemption Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2014: Greg Mulholland voted for exemptions to the benefit penalty applied to social housing tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms and to require a report on affordable housing. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2014: Greg Mulholland voted for an exception from the excess bedroom benefit penalty for people who require an extra bedroom due to their need for care. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2014: Greg Mulholland voted to keep the penalty for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms; against freezing energy bills; and against measures to increase pay rates in Wales. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Greg Mulholland was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit Penalties for Social Tenants Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Greg Mulholland was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit Penalties for Social Tenants Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote

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