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David Simpson

Former DUP MP for Upper Bann

@DavidSimpsonDUP

Income Tax Personal Allowance

There have been votes in Parliament on the earnings threshold at which an individual starts to become subject to income tax.

Photo: HM Treasury

David Simpson voted a mixture of for and against raising the threshold at which people start to pay income 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 raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax:

  • On 19 Nov 2018: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for 2019-20 and 2020-21 Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: David Simpson voted in favour of proposed changes to the taxation system, including rises in the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: David Simpson voted in favour of proposed changes to the taxation system, including rises in the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2018: David Simpson voted to increase the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: David Simpson voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, change the way dividends are taxed, cut capital gains tax and reduce the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: David Simpson was absent for a vote on March 2016 Budget Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Summer Budget 2015 Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: David Simpson voted against the 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 2 Jul 2014: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013-14 to 2014-15 — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Carry-Over Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: David Simpson 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 2 Jul 2013: David Simpson voted against introducing 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 15 Apr 2013: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: David Simpson was absent for a vote on March 2013 Budget Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: David Simpson voted against raising the basic income tax free allowance, against cutting corporation tax, and against the other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: David Simpson voted against raising the tax free income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax and against recovering child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: David Simpson voted against raising the tax free income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax and against recovering child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: David Simpson voted against 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 5 Jul 2011: David Simpson voted against measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Reject Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2011 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: David Simpson voted against the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote

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