Giles Watling

Conservative MP for Clacton

@GilesWatling

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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Giles Watling generally voted against 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 2 Mar 2022: Giles Watling 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: Giles Watling voted yes on Social Security and Pensions Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2022: Giles Watling was absent for a vote on Cost of Living Increases — Income — Poverty — Universal Credit — Energy Payment — Child Payments Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Giles Watling 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: Giles Watling voted yes on Welfare Cap Show vote
  • On 21 Sep 2021: Giles Watling voted for rising prices, lower benefits, and higher taxes particularly for low and middle income workers. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2021: Giles Watling was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2021: Giles Watling was absent for a vote on Government's Management of the Economy Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2021: Giles Watling was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit Show vote

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