Welfare Benefit Levels
Welfare benefits are payments, including tax credits, which the Government makes to those on who are on low incomes or who meet certain criteria. There have been votes in Parliament on the level of these payments and if they should increase at least in line with prices.
Brendan Clarke-Smith consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices
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.
On 2 Mar 2022:
Brendan Clarke-Smith 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.
On 7 Feb 2022:
Brendan Clarke-Smith voted yes on Social Security and Pensions