VAT Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate at which Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged.

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John Bercow voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about increasing the rate of VAT:

  • On 17 Dec 2008: John Bercow voted yes on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Emergency Budget — Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — No Increase in VAT Rate for Charities — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Require Impact Assessments Before VAT Increase — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Energy Prices Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Jobs — Banker's Bonus Tax — VAT Cut — Tax Incentive to Take on Workers — Sooner Infrastructure Investment Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Summer Budget 2015 Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: John Bercow was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Third Reading Show vote

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