Karen Bradley

MP, Staffordshire Moorlands

Staffordshire Moorlands Conservative

Spending on Welfare Benefits

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of spending on welfare benefits. Specific matters voted on include a cap on the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year, the rate of increase of various benefits, and the operation of specific benefits.

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Karen Bradley consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 9 Nov 2010: Karen Bradley voted in support of government plans to reduce housing benefit for those who have been on Jobseekers Allowance for over a year. Show full debate
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Karen Bradley voted in favour of scrapping the education maintenance allowance (EMA) in England. Show full debate
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Karen Bradley voted to support the Government reforms to arrangements for supporting students aged 16-19. Show full debate
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Karen Bradley voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show full debate
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Karen Bradley voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show full debate
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Karen Bradley voted against introducing a childcare element to Universal Credit. Show full debate
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Karen Bradley voted against a proposal to exclude up to fifty thousand pounds in an ISA from the assessment of capital used to determine if someone in work is eligible for Universal Credit. Show full debate
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Karen Bradley voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show full debate
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Karen Bradley voted to move from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need. Show full debate
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Karen Bradley voted against those who have been ill or disabled since their youth recieving Employment and Support Allowance on the same basis as if they had made sufficient National Insurance contributions to qualify for a contribution based allowance. Show full debate
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Karen Bradley voted not to increase the time people can receive contribution based ESA from one year to at least 730 days. Show full debate
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Karen Bradley voted not to make an exception for those with a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment from the 365 day limit on receiving contribution based Employment and Support Allowance. Show full debate
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Karen Bradley voted not to exclude child benefit from the benefit cap. Show full debate
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Karen Bradley voted not to set the lower rate of the Universal Credit payment in relation to disabled children and young people at a minimum of two-thirds of the higher rate. Show full debate
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Karen Bradley voted not to require the housing cost element of universal credit be sufficient to cover the actual cost of housing for social tenants in cases where no offer of alternative accommodation has been made and the household has no more than one spare bedroom. Show full debate
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Karen Bradley voted not to add proposed exclusions from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show full debate
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Karen Bradley voted to introduce under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show full debate
  • On 21 Nov 2012: Karen Bradley voted to cap the total amount of welfare benefits an individual can claim from April 2013 at £350 for a single person and £500 for couple per week. Show full debate
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Karen Bradley 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 full debate
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Karen Bradley voted to cap any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show full debate
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Karen Bradley 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 full debate
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Karen Bradley 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 full debate
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Karen Bradley 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 full debate
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Karen Bradley voted in favour of a housing benefit under-occupancy penalty. Show full debate
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Karen Bradley voted in favour of reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show full debate
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Karen Bradley acted as teller for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show full debate
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Karen Bradley acted as teller for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show full debate
  • On 11 Feb 2014: Karen Bradley voted not to halt further spending and welfare cuts and not to investigate the impact of austerity measures on the incidence of poverty and inequality. Show full debate
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Karen Bradley 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 full debate
  • On 26 Mar 2014: Karen Bradley voted to cap the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year. Show full debate
  • On 13 Jan 2015: Karen Bradley voted yes on Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update Show full debate
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Karen Bradley voted in favour of proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and in favour of spending on new nuclear weapons. Show full debate
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Karen Bradley voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show full debate
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Karen Bradley voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show full debate
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Karen Bradley voted to reduce the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show full debate
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Karen Bradley voted for reducing public borrowing and in favour of capping welfare spending. Show full debate
  • On 20 Oct 2015: Karen Bradley voted in favour of an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show full debate
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Karen Bradley voted in favour of reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show full debate
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Karen Bradley voted against a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in. Show full debate
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Karen Bradley voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show full debate
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Karen Bradley voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show full debate
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Karen Bradley voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show full debate
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Karen Bradley voted for proposed cuts to tax credits and against investment aimed at growing a productive economy focused on science, technology and green jobs. Show full debate
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Karen Bradley voted in favour of cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show full debate
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Karen Bradley voted n favour of planned housing benefit cuts applying to those in supported housing. Show full debate
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Karen Bradley voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show full debate
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Karen Bradley voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show full debate
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Karen Bradley voted against making the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show full debate
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Karen Bradley voted against making the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show full debate
  • On 26 May 2016: Karen Bradley voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; against plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and against a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show full debate
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Karen Bradley voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants who are deemed capable of work. Show full debate
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Karen Bradley voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show full debate
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Karen Bradley voted for reducing public borrowing and for capping welfare spending. Show full debate
  • On 16 Nov 2016: Karen Bradley voted in favour of reductions to the work allowance element of universal credit and reductions to employment and support allowance and against analysing how changes impact those in different incomes. Show full debate

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