Lord Darling of Roulanish

Former MP

Labour

Bankers' Bonus Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of taxation applied to Banker' Bonuses. In 2009 a one-off 50% tax on on any individual discretionary bonus over £25,000 paid to a banker was levied and there have been a number of votes since on reintroducing such a tax.

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Lord Darling of Roulanish generally voted for a banker’s bonus tax

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 a banker’s bonus tax:

  • On 22 Jun 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 73 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Youth Employment Bill — Youth Training and Employment — Bank Bonus Budget Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted for a tax on bank bonuses to be spent on creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 affordable homes; for increased funding to support businesses; for more apprenticeships; and for a VAT cut. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to create more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, to make planned investment sooner, to reduce VAT and for a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to introduce a tax on bank bonuses to guarantee a job for 100,000 young people and build 25,000 affordable homes; to make investment sooner; to reducing VAT, and to introduce a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to create 100,000 jobs and build 25,000 homes using funds raised via a bank bonus tax, to reduce VAT on home improvements and for tax breaks for small firms taking on new workers. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted for urgent action to kickstart the economy to promote jobs and growth, for a tax on bankers' bonuses and for the government to fund 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to require the chancellor to review the possibility of reintroducing a tax on bankers' bonuses and how the revenue raised could be spent on tackling unemployment. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted for measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; for a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; to reduce VAT; for a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and to make infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to create jobs; to tax bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for a year; to cut VAT; to give a tax break to small firms taking on more workers and to make infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 13 — Report on Bankers' Bonus Tax Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonus Tax — Impact of Disability Benefit Changes Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 200 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to provide those who've been on Jobseeker's Allowance for a period an offer of a paid job with training that they must take up or lose their benefits. Show vote

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