Julian Smith

Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon

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Welfare Benefit Levels

Welfare benefits are payments, including tax credits, which the Government makes to those on who are on low incomes or who meet certain criteria. There have been votes in Parliament on the level of these payments and if they should increase at least in line with prices.

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Julian Smith voted a mixture of for and against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices

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 raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices:

  • On 2 Mar 2022: Julian Smith voted to increase the rates of various tax credits and benefits, including Child Benefit, Working Tax Credits and related payments, by 3.1% in line with inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2022: Julian Smith voted yes on Social Security and Pensions Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Julian Smith was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clause 1 — Rate of Increase of Certain Benefits, Payments and Tax Credits Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Julian Smith was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clauses 1 to 3 and Schedule — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Julian Smith was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Third Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Julian Smith 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 vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Julian Smith voted to cap any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show vote

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