Mims Davies

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Mid Sussex

@mimsdavies https://facebook.com/Mims4Eastleigh

Spending on Welfare Benefits

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of spending on welfare benefits. Specific matters voted on include a cap on the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year, the rate of increase of various benefits, and the operation of specific benefits.

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Mims Davies generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

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 reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 18 May 2022: Mims Davies 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 2 Mar 2022: Mims Davies 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: Mims Davies voted yes on Social Security and Pensions Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2022: Mims Davies was absent for a vote on Cost of Living Increases — Income — Poverty — Universal Credit — Energy Payment — Child Payments Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Mims Davies voted to balance the national budget, reduce public sector debt, ensure public sector investment does not exceed 3% of GDP, and to keep spending on welfare under the cap set. Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Mims Davies voted yes on Welfare Cap Show vote
  • On 21 Sep 2021: Mims Davies voted for rising prices, lower benefits, and higher taxes particularly for low and middle income workers. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2021: Mims Davies was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2021: Mims Davies was absent for a vote on Government's Management of the Economy Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2021: Mims Davies was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2016: Mims Davies voted in favour of reductions to the work allowance element of universal credit and reductions to employment and support allowance and against analysing how changes impact those in different incomes. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Mims Davies voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Mims Davies voted for reducing public borrowing and for capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Mims Davies 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 26 May 2016: Mims Davies voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; against plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and against a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Mims Davies 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: Mims Davies 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 23 Feb 2016: Mims Davies voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Mims Davies voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Mims Davies voted n favour of planned housing benefit cuts applying to those in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Mims Davies voted in favour of cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Mims Davies voted for proposed cuts to tax credits and against investment aimed at growing a productive economy focused on science, technology and green jobs. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Mims Davies voted in favour of reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Mims Davies voted against a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Mims Davies voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Mims Davies voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Mims Davies 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 Oct 2015: Mims Davies voted in favour of an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Mims Davies voted for reducing public borrowing and in favour of capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Mims Davies voted to reduce the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Mims Davies 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: Mims Davies 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 14 Jul 2015: Mims Davies voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Mims Davies voted in favour of proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and in favour of spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote

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