Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:54 pm on 6th July 2010.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston 5:54 pm, 6th July 2010

It is clear that this is the story that we are going to hear again and again: we are going to be told that the items that the poorest need to buy are zero-rated, so the VAT rise does not hurt them. How can the hon. Lady say that essentials for families, such as saucepans and clothes for work, are items that the poorest do not have to find the money for? This is a regressive tax.

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