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Motion ref. S6M-05106

Cost of Living Support

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Monday, June 20, 2022

Supported by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Rhoda Grant, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Motions as amended

 That the Parliament notes that, under the UK Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme, second home owners across Scotland will receive a double payment of the £400 credit for their energy bills; considers that this funding would be better used to support low-income households struggling with the cost of living crisis, and agrees that the Scottish Government, in consultation with COSLA, should examine all options to recover this money through a council tax levy on second homes and long-term empty homes in order to support local cost-of-living responses on a fair and equitable basis.


Vote

Result 87 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish National Party  58 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  4 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

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Scottish Labour  18 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 4 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  7 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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Original motion text

That the Parliament notes that, under the UK Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme, second home owners across Scotland will receive a double payment of the £400 credit for their energy bills; considers that this funding would be better used to support low-income households struggling with the cost of living crisis, and calls on the Scottish Government to allow local authorities to recover this money through a one-off increase to the council tax levied on second homes in order to support local cost of living responses.


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-05106.1

Cost of Living Support - Amendment

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, June 22, 2022


Motion ref. S6M-05106.2

Cost of Living Support - Amendment

Submitted by: Tom Arthur, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Kate Forbes, Ben Macpherson, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, June 22, 2022