Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

VM452 - Apprentice Council Tax Threshold Motion 2017 Watch

  • View Poll Results: Should this Motion pass?
    As many are of the opinion, Aye
    75.56%
    On the contrary, No
    13.33%
    Abstain
    11.11%

    • Community Assistant
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    VM452 - Apprentice Council Tax Threshold Motion 2017, TSR Conservative & Unionist Party
    This house believes that the income threshold for apprentices who are required to pay council tax should be increased, with additional consideration for London.

    Currently only apprentices who earn less than £195 per week are exempt from paying council tax. Full-time students in college and university are already exempt, as are 18 and 19 year olds in full-time education. It is the belief of the Conservative Party that to encourage apprenticeships we ought to treat apprentices on a more equal footing to students in full-time education, and providing a tax-relief to more apprentices will reduce the burden they face entering the world of work whilst also learning valuable qualifications.

    Under the Local Government Finance Act 1992, the definition of an 'apprentice' has the meaning for the time being assigned to it by order made by the Secretary of State. This house calls on the Secretary of State to update the definition of an 'apprentice', ensuring that such update increases the basic income threshold and adding a separate income threshold for apprentices in London.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    I pressed the wrong button meant aye can you change it to that.
    • Community Assistant
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by joecphillips)
    I pressed the wrong button meant aye can you change it to that.
    Confirmed.
    • Political Ambassador
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Mr speaker, may I suggest you announce things properly in future
    • Political Ambassador
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Nay, this remains unjustified
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    The Ayes to the right, 35.
    The Noes to the left, 5.
    Abstentions, 4.

    I think the Ayes have it! The Ayes have it! Unlock!!
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    The Ayes to the right, 34.
    The Noes to the left, 6.
    Abstentions, 5.

    I think the Ayes have it! The Ayes have it! Unlock!!
    You haven't accounted for Joe's vote.
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CoffeeGeek)
    You haven't accounted for Joe's vote.
    Fixed.
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Fixed.
    I thought it was a change from nay to aye?
    • Community Assistant
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    It appears that Cran may not have taken into the account that i perform all requests at the end at once (simpler). In this case it's my fault for not reminding him of that since he's not had to do many results in a while.

    For clarity..

    One Nay has been changed to an Aye in seat 52.
    One Abstain has been removed due to a double vote in seat 15.

    Result updated and officially validated in Cran's post.
 
 
 
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: November 13, 2017
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Useful resources

    Articles:

    Debate and current affairs forum guidelines

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.