Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 25th March 2015.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Defence) 3:30 pm, 25th March 2015

I do not want my hon. Friend to be too charitable to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, so may I remind her that in addition to the 2010 increase in the standard rate of VAT, the Chancellor made proposals in 2012, in the middle of his disastrous economic policy, to extend VAT through the pasty tax and the caravan tax? Not only did he increase VAT in 2010, but he went back to the well in 2012 when the policy was collapsing.