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INCOME SHIFTING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 714: tabled on 16 January 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 187 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the proposals for a new tax on income shifting; is aware of the disquiet expressed at the proposals by small businesses, the self-employed, freelancers, accountants and other affected parties; is concerned that the new tax will make it impossible for jointly-owned businesses to self-assess their tax liability with any certainty; observes that ever since the introduction of the independent taxation of spouses, it has been standard practice for married couples to own businesses jointly, that this was recommended by the Government for many years and that people who followed this advice now face being penalised; is concerned that the proposals are in direct conflict with the Government's stated aim of encouraging enterprise and small businesses; observes that the new proposals will be inconsistent with divorce law and capital gains tax, so that spouses will be entitled to an equal share of the value of a business when they divorce, or of the proceeds from it when sold, but not of the profits while it is operational; and urges the Government to reconsider its proposals ahead of the Budget.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2008
East Surrey
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2008
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
Devizes
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2008
Rossendale and Darwen
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2008
North East Hampshire
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2008
South Norfolk
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2008
Lewes
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 6 October 2008
Bexhill and Battle
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2008
Billericay
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Buckingham
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2008
Northampton South
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Reigate
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2008
Wellingborough
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
South Ribble
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2008
Daventry
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2008
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2008
Gordon
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
West Chelmsford
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2008
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2008
North East Bedfordshire
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2008
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2008
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Harwich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Gower
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2008
Hertsmere
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2008
Tunbridge Wells
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2008
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2008
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2008
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2008
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2008
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Burton
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2008
Charnwood
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Mid Bedfordshire
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2008
Rutland and Melton
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Ludlow
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 February 2008
Foyle
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Sevenoaks
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2008
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
Bath
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2008
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2008
Harborough
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
South West Hertfordshire
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Chesham and Amersham
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2008
Wycombe
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2008
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
North Wiltshire
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2008
Putney
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2008
Leeds North East
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2008
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2008
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2008
Forest of Dean
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
North East Hertfordshire
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2008
Somerton and Frome
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
Wealden
Herbert, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2008
Arundel and South Downs
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2008
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2008
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2008
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2008
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2008
Dundee East
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2008
Folkestone and Hythe
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2008
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2008
Aldershot
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2008
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2008
Eastleigh
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
South West Surrey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2008
Cheadle
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2008
Ruislip - Northwood
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2008
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2008
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2008
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2008
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2008
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Beckenham
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2008
North East Milton Keynes
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2008
South Cambridgeshire
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2008
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2008
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2008
Manchester, Withington
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
West Dorset
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 29 February 2008
Aylesbury
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2008
Bracknell
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2008
St Albans
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Stratford-on-Avon
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2008
East Hampshire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Maidenhead
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Calder Valley
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 October 2008
South Down
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2008
Newark
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Basingstoke
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Sutton Coldfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2008
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Leeds North West
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Eddisbury
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2008
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Montgomeryshire
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Croydon South
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Hertford and Stortford
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2008
Southport
Redwood, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Wokingham
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2008
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2008
Moray
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2008
Tewkesbury
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2008
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2008
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2008
Rochdale
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
Bury St Edmunds
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 February 2008
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2008
Torbay
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
South West Bedfordshire
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Welwyn Hatfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2008
Nottingham South
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2008
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
Meriden
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Eccles
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
South West Devon
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2008
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2008
Brent East
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2008
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Broxbourne
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Lancaster and Wyre
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2008
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2008
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2008
Northavon
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2008
Maidstone and The Weald
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2008
Havant
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 February 2008
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2008
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2008
Perth and North Perthshire
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2008
Rugby and Kenilworth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.