Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

DUP MP ar gyfer Strangford

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Housing Benefit Reduction For Those Deemed to have Excess Bedrooms

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction, and operation of, a policy to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. This policy has been called the "Bedroom Tax" by Labour and some commentators .

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Jim Shannon generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")

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Major votes

Minor votes

  • On 8 Mai 2018: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio not to give local councils the freedom to decide if benefits to cover housing costs should be reduced in respect of excess bedrooms in cases of new local council secure tenancies offered to victims of domestic abuse. Show vote
  • On 17 Rha 2014: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to abolish housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 17 Rha 2014: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to abolish housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 26 Tach 2014: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Government Policies (Wales) Show vote
  • On 14 Hyd 2014: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for an exception from the excess bedroom benefit penalty for people who require an extra bedroom due to their need for care. Show vote
  • On 5 Med 2014: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Affordable Homes Bill — Second Reading — Housing Benefit Penalty for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms — Exemptions Show vote
  • On 26 Chw 2014: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to retain an exemption from housing benefit penalties due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms which applied to those who've continuously received the benefit in the same property since before 1 January 1996. Show vote
  • On 18 Rha 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to publish the results of research into food banks; to freeze energy prices; for a water affordability scheme; for measures to end abuses of zero hours contracts; to incentivise those paying the living wage and to abolish the under-occupancy penalty for social housing tenants. Show vote
  • On 12 Tach 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 12 Tach 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against a reduction in housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 27 Chw 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against a housing benefit under-occupancy penalty. Show vote
  • On 1 Chw 2012: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs Show vote

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