Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 2:47 pm on 25th March 2015.

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Photo of David Wright David Wright Labour, Telford 2:47 pm, 25th March 2015

Does the hon. Gentleman agree that VAT is a regressive tax in principle? Can he tell us why the Government chose to use an increase in VAT as a tool for bringing down the deficit?