Gavin Williamson

The Secretary of State for Defence

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South Staffordshire Conservative

Bankers' Bonus Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of taxation applied to Banker' Bonuses. In 2009 a one-off 50% tax on on any individual discretionary bonus over £25,000 paid to a banker was levied and there have been a number of votes since on reintroducing such a tax.

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Gavin Williamson almost always voted against a banker’s bonus 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 a banker’s bonus tax:

  • On 22 Jun 2011: Gavin Williamson voted against Labour proposals to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Gavin Williamson voted against requiring the chancellor to review the possibility of reintroducing a tax on bankers' bonuses and how the revenue raised could be spent on tackling unemployment. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Gavin Williamson voted in favour of providing more training and employment opportunities for unemployed young people between the ages of 16 and 25, supported by payments from banks out of their bonus budgets. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2011: Gavin Williamson voted against a tax on bank bonuses to be spent on creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 affordable homes; against increased funding to support businesses; against more apprenticeships; and against a VAT cut. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Gavin Williamson voted against creating more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, making planned investment sooner, reducing VAT and a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Gavin Williamson voted against introducing a tax on bank bonuses to guarantee a job for 100,000 young people and build 25,000 affordable homes; against making investment sooner; against reducing VAT, and against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Gavin Williamson voted against starting long-term investment projects sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and repairs, and against giving a tax break to small companies employing new workers. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Gavin Williamson voted against creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 homes using funds raised via a bank bonus tax, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against tax breaks for small firms taking on new workers. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2012: Gavin Williamson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy, Bankers Bonuses and Job Creation Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2012: Gavin Williamson voted against requiring the chancellor to review the possibility of reintroducing a tax on bankers' bonuses and how the revenue raised could be spent on tackling unemployment. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Gavin Williamson voted against measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; against a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; against reducing VAT; against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and against making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Gavin Williamson voted against creating jobs; a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for a year; a VAT cut; a tax break for small firms taking on more workers and making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Gavin Williamson voted against requiring a report on a tax on Bankers' Bonuses, including on how the revenue raised could be spent to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Gavin Williamson voted against introducing a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, against making planned investment sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against calling on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Gavin Williamson voted to levy a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, to invest in infrastructure, to cut VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Gavin Williamson voted against introducing a bank bonus tax to fund jobs for young people and against an impact assessment of disability benefit changes. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Gavin Williamson voted against consideration of a new tax on bankers' bonuses. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Gavin Williamson voted against providing those who've been on Jobseeker's Allowance for a period an offer of a paid job with training that they must take up or lose their benefits. Show vote

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