Jim Shannon

Former DUP MP for Strangford

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Tax on Value of Expensive Homes

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction of a new property tax on expensive homes. Such a tax, popularly dubbed a "mansion tax", would introduce a requirement for those with residential properties worth over a certain amount to pay a fraction of the property's value (or a fraction of its value over a certain amount) to the Government each year.

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Jim Shannon generally voted against an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax)

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Major votes

  • On 1 Jul 2013: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 9 — Reintroduce 10% Initial Rate of Income Tax Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Jim Shannon voted against considering a mansion tax Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 4 Sep 2013: Jim Shannon voted to call on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system. Show vote
  • On 12 Mar 2013: Jim Shannon voted for a tax on properties worth over £2 million to fund a tax cut for those on middle and low incomes. Show vote

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