House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
INCOME SHIFTING
EDM #714
Tabled 16 January 2008
2007-08 Session
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.

Signatures (187)

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
21 February 2008
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
19 February 2008
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
20 February 2008
Anderson, Janet
Labour
23 January 2008
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
21 February 2008
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
27 February 2008
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
18 March 2008
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
19 February 2008
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
06 October 2008
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
04 March 2008
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
26 March 2008
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
18 February 2008
Bercow, John
Conservative
19 February 2008
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
28 February 2008
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
19 February 2008
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
28 February 2008
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
22 February 2008
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
30 January 2008
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
18 February 2008
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
30 January 2008
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
18 February 2008
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2008
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
29 January 2008
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
18 February 2008
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
25 February 2008
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2008
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
05 February 2008
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2008
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
22 February 2008
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2008
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2008
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
18 February 2008
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
22 February 2008
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
03 March 2008
Clark, Greg
Conservative
05 March 2008
Conway, Derek
Conservative
17 January 2008
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
04 March 2008
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
19 February 2008
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
04 February 2008
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
06 March 2008
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
18 February 2008
Davies, Philip
Conservative
04 February 2008
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
22 February 2008
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
06 March 2008
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
19 February 2008
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
27 March 2008
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
18 February 2008
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
29 February 2008
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
18 February 2008
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
19 February 2008
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
20 February 2008
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
12 March 2008
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
25 January 2008
Flynn, Paul
Labour
21 February 2008
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
26 February 2008
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
27 February 2008
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
18 February 2008
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
18 February 2008
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
25 February 2008
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
05 February 2008
Gove, Michael
Conservative
04 February 2008
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
18 February 2008
Greening, Justine
Conservative
10 March 2008
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
10 March 2008
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
05 February 2008
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
18 February 2008
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
17 January 2008
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
05 February 2008
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
21 February 2008
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
18 February 2008
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
31 January 2008
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
20 February 2008
Herbert, Mr Nick
Conservative
31 March 2008
Hoey, Kate
Labour
20 February 2008
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
26 February 2008
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
26 February 2008
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
19 February 2008
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
07 February 2008
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
19 February 2008
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
21 February 2008
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2008
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
03 March 2008
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
18 February 2008
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2008
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2008
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
18 February 2008
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2008
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
28 February 2008
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
21 February 2008
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
20 February 2008
Jones, Lynne
Labour
25 February 2008
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
19 February 2008
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2008
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Key, Robert
Conservative
31 January 2008
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
21 February 2008
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
30 January 2008
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
04 March 2008
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
19 February 2008
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
26 February 2008
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
07 March 2008
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
19 February 2008
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
18 February 2008
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2008
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
21 April 2008
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
29 February 2008
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
18 February 2008
Luff, Peter
Conservative
20 February 2008
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
23 January 2008
Main, Anne
Conservative
21 February 2008
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
19 February 2008
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
07 February 2008
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
18 February 2008
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
12 March 2008
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
16 October 2008
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
01 April 2008
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
25 February 2008
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
18 February 2008
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
18 February 2008
Morgan, Julie
Labour
22 April 2008
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2008
Mundell, David
Conservative
20 February 2008
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
18 February 2008
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
26 February 2008
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
25 February 2008
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2008
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
02 June 2008
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
18 February 2008
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
25 February 2008
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
07 February 2008
Redwood, Mr John
Conservative
19 February 2008
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2008
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
19 February 2008
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
19 February 2008
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
21 February 2008
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2008
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
26 February 2008
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2008
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
20 February 2008
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
18 February 2008
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2008
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
20 February 2008
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
18 February 2008
Simpson, Alan
Labour
23 January 2008
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
27 March 2008
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
25 January 2008
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
20 February 2008
Stewart, Ian
Labour
22 February 2008
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
18 February 2008
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
20 February 2008
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
18 February 2008
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
19 February 2008
Taylor, David
Labour
22 January 2008
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
28 February 2008
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
31 January 2008
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
06 February 2008
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
30 January 2008
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
19 February 2008
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
19 February 2008
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
22 January 2008
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
20 February 2008
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
11 March 2008
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2008
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
25 February 2008
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
05 March 2008
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
22 April 2008
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
18 February 2008
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
21 April 2008
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
19 February 2008
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
05 February 2008
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
25 February 2008
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
06 March 2008
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
27 February 2008
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.