Robert Goodwill

Minister of State (Department for Education)

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Scarborough and Whitby Conservative

Welfare Benefit Levels

Welfare benefits are payments, including tax credits, which the Government makes to those on who are on low incomes or who meet certain criteria. There have been votes in Parliament on the level of these payments and if they should increase at least in line with prices.

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Robert Goodwill consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices

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 raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices:

  • On 8 Jan 2013: Robert Goodwill voted in favour of capping any increase in working age benefits and tax credits at 1% rather than potentially allowing them to rise by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Robert Goodwill voted to cap any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Robert Goodwill voted to set the rate of increase of certain benefits, payments and tax credits at 1% rather than in line with prices at 2.2% for 2014 and 2015 Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Robert Goodwill voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather allow them to be increased by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Robert Goodwill voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather than allow them to increase by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote

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