Robert Goodwill

Minister of State (Department for Education)

Scarborough and Whitby Conservative

Income Tax Additional Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate of income tax which applies to income over £150,000. This is the top income tax band known as the additional rate.

Photo: HM Treasury

Robert Goodwill consistently voted against increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000

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 increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000:

  • On 26 Mar 2012: Robert Goodwill voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Robert Goodwill voted to indicate support for a reduction in the additional rate of income tax, which applies to income over £150k, from 50% to 45%. Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Robert Goodwill voted in favour of cutting the top rate of income tax applying to income over £150,000 from 50% to 45%. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Robert Goodwill voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Robert Goodwill voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Robert Goodwill voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Robert Goodwill voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Robert Goodwill voted in favour of cutting the income tax rate applied to those earning over £150,000 a year. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2015: Robert Goodwill voted against increasing the top rate of income tax. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Robert Goodwill voted to approve 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 23 Mar 2015: Robert Goodwill voted to charge income tax in the 2015-16 financial year and to set the basic rate at 20%, the higher rate at 40% and the additional rate at 45%. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Robert Goodwill voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote

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