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Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Minister of State

Conservative Peer

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Income Tax Additional Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate of income tax which applies to income over £150,000. This is the top income tax band known as the additional rate.

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Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park generally voted against increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000

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 increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000:

  • On 25 Mar 2015: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to charge income tax in the 2015-16 financial year and to set the basic rate at 20%, the higher rate at 40% and the additional rate at 45%. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2015: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against increasing the top rate of income tax. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted in favour of cutting the income tax rate applied to those earning over £150,000 a year. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted in favour of cutting the top rate of income tax applying to income over £150,000 from 50% to 45%. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on March 2012 Budget Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Reduction in Income Tax Rate Applying to Income Over £150,000 Show vote

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