Victoria Atkins

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Victoria Atkins’s voting in Parliament

Victoria Atkins is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a random selection of Victoria Atkins’s votes.

Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

We have lots more plain English analysis of Victoria Atkins’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Victoria Atkins’s full vote analysis page for more.

Victoria Atkins has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Small Businesses: Tax Allowances 5 Dec 2022

    At Autumn Budget 2021 and Tax Administration & Maintenance Day 2021 the Government announced a series of changes to the Research & Development (R&D) tax credits. These included allowing Data and Cloud costs to qualify for relief, introducing restrictions on overseas spend and measures to target abuse and improve compliance. At Autumn Statement 2022 the Government announced that it would...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge 5 Dec 2022

    The Government is not currently considering options to charge the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) on a household basis for certain claimants, who choose to submit household income information to HMRC. This would require HMRC to operate two parallel income thresholds for those liable, which would entail a significant operational burden for HMRC, and would not ensure consistency and...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Refugees 5 Dec 2022

    Under UK tax rules, income earned through employment is taxable. The Government is committed to a fair tax system in which those with the most contribute the most. The income tax system is highly progressive, with different rates of tax sitting above an internationally high tax-free Personal Allowance.

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Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Victoria Atkins campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Garages and Petrol Stations: Prices
  • Glyphosate: Safety
  • Borders
  • Mink: Lincolnshire
  • Schools: Finance

Currently held offices

  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (since 27 Oct 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (25 Oct 2022 to 15 Nov 2022)
  • Minister for Afghan resettlement (17 Sep 2021 to 8 Mar 2022)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (16 Sep 2021 to 6 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
  • Minister for Women (16 Jan 2018 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (9 Nov 2017 to 16 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (5 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 13 April 2018 until 27 May 2022, house in London: (i). (Registered 19 April 2018; updated 04 February 2022 and 30 May 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister, currently not practising. (Registered 06 June 2015)
From 27 January 2020, member of the Connected Coast Board, a joint board for the Mablethorpe and Skegness Towns Fund. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 28 January 2020)

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