Stuart McDonald

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice)

Scottish National Party MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

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Income Tax Personal Allowance

There have been votes in Parliament on the earnings threshold at which an individual starts to become subject to income tax.

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Stuart McDonald generally voted against raising the threshold at which people start to pay income 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 raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax:

  • On 21 Sep 2021: Stuart McDonald voted against rising prices, lower benefits, and higher taxes particularly for low and middle income workers. Show vote
  • On 24 May 2021: Stuart McDonald voted against against a range of tax and pensions provisions including keeping key income tax rates and thresholds unchanged and against increasing the main rate of Corporation Tax from 19 to 25% from 2023. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2021: Stuart McDonald was absent for a vote on Finance (No. 2) Bill — Clause 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for Future Tax Years Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2021: Stuart McDonald voted against against a range of tax and pensions provisions including keeping key income tax rates and thresholds unchanged and against increasing the main rate of Corporation Tax from 19 to 25% from 2023. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2021: Stuart McDonald voted against enabling both the income level above which income-tax is charged, and the threshold for paying income tax at the higher rate to be kept at the levels set for 2021-2022 rather than allowing them to increase with inflation. Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2018: Stuart McDonald was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for 2019-20 and 2020-21 Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: Stuart McDonald voted against of proposed changes to the taxation system, including rises in the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: Stuart McDonald voted against proposed changes to the taxation system, including rises in the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2018: Stuart McDonald was absent for a vote on Budget Resolution 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for Tax Year 2019-20 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Stuart McDonald voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against changing the way dividends are taxed, against cutting capital gains tax, and against reducing the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Stuart McDonald voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against changing the way dividends are taxed, against cutting capital gains tax, and against reducing the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Stuart McDonald voted against the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Stuart McDonald voted against the measures in the Finance Bill including against an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and against capping the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Stuart McDonald voted against the measures in the Finance Bill including against an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and against capping the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Stuart McDonald voted against the measures in the Finance Bill including against an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and against capping the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Stuart McDonald voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote

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