Gordon Banks

Former Labour MP for Ochil and South Perthshire

Tax Avoidance

Parliament has voted on measures, including the introduction of a general anti-abuse rule, aimed at tackling abusive tax avoidance.

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Gordon Banks almost always voted against measures to reduce tax avoidance

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 measures to reduce tax avoidance:

  • On 11 Feb 2015: Gordon Banks voted in favour of introducing a penalty regime for the general anti-abuse rule and in favour of other measures intended to reduce tax avoidance. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Gordon Banks 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 1 Jul 2013: Gordon Banks was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — International Tax Transparency for Multi-National Companies Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Gordon Banks 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 25 Mar 2013: Gordon Banks voted against the proposed budget for 2013-14 which proposed 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

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