Ian Murray

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Labour MP for Edinburgh South

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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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Ian Murray generally voted for 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.

Key votes about a banker’s bonus tax:

  • On 11 Feb 2015: Ian Murray voted to provide 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
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Ian Murray voted for consideration of a new tax on bankers' bonuses. Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Ian Murray voted for a bank bonus tax to fund jobs for young people and for an impact assessment of disability benefit changes. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Ian Murray voted to introduce a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, to make planned investment sooner, to reduce VAT on home improvements and to call on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Ian Murray voted against levying a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, against investing in infrastructure, and against cutting VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Ian Murray voted to require a report on a tax on Bankers' Bonuses, including on how the revenue raised could be spent to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Ian Murray voted for measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; for a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; to reduce VAT; for a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and to make infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Ian Murray voted to create jobs; to tax bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for a year; to cut VAT; to give a tax break to small firms taking on more workers and to make infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2012: Ian Murray voted to require 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 23 Jan 2012: Ian Murray voted for urgent action to kickstart the economy to promote jobs and growth, for a tax on bankers' bonuses and for the government to fund 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Ian Murray voted to create 100,000 jobs and build 25,000 homes using funds raised via a bank bonus tax, to reduce VAT on home improvements and for tax breaks for small firms taking on new workers. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Ian Murray voted to start long-term investment projects sooner, to reduce VAT on home improvements and repairs, and to give a tax break to small companies employing new workers. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Ian Murray was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Ian Murray voted to create more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, to make planned investment sooner, to reduce VAT and for a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2011: Ian Murray voted for a tax on bank bonuses to be spent on creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 affordable homes; for increased funding to support businesses; for more apprenticeships; and for a VAT cut. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Ian Murray 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 5 Jul 2011: Ian Murray voted to require 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 22 Jun 2011: Ian Murray was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote

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