Gavin Williamson

The Secretary of State for Defence

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South Staffordshire Conservative

Support for Those Unable to Afford Council Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of localising the systems for helping those in financial need pay council tax by abolishing the council tax benefit and replacing it with local council tax reduction schemes.

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Gavin Williamson consistently voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support

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 making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support:

  • On 10 Jan 2012: Gavin Williamson voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Gavin Williamson voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Gavin Williamson 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 vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Gavin Williamson voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote

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