Oliver Dowden

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Conservative MP for Hertsmere

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Benefits for Those Unemployed Due to Illness or Disability

The amount of welfare benefits paid to those unemployed due to disability or illness has been the subject of a number of votes in Parliament.

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Oliver Dowden generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

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 paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

  • On 18 May 2022: Oliver Dowden voted not to express support for a series of policy proposals put forward by the leader of the Scottish National Party Ian Blackford MP. The policies in question were: protecting workers' rights, doing more in respect of the cost of living and climate change; increasing benefits; imposing windfall taxes; retaining existing EU derived law and retaining the existing Human Rights Act. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2022: Oliver Dowden voted yes on Social Security and Pensions Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2022: Oliver Dowden was absent for a vote on Cost of Living Increases — Income — Poverty — Universal Credit — Energy Payment — Child Payments Show vote
  • On 21 Sep 2021: Oliver Dowden voted for rising prices, lower benefits, and higher taxes particularly for low and middle income workers. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2021: Oliver Dowden was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2021: Oliver Dowden was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Oliver Dowden voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Oliver Dowden voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants required to participate in activities intended to increase their chances of obtaining work. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Oliver Dowden voted against making the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Oliver Dowden voted against making the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Oliver Dowden voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Oliver Dowden voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Oliver Dowden voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Oliver Dowden voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote

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