Gordon Brown

Former MP, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Labour

VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

Gordon Brown 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: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show full debate
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Emergency Budget — Value Added Tax Show full debate
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show full debate
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show full debate
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — No Increase in VAT Rate for Charities — rejected Show full debate
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Require Impact Assessments Before VAT Increase — rejected Show full debate
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show full debate
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show full debate
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Gordon Brown voted to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people. Show full debate
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show full debate
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show full debate
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Gordon Brown 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 full debate
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show full debate
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers Show full debate
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Gordon Brown voted in favour of a series of measures aimed at making energy bills more affordable, including extending benefits, reforming the energy market, reducing VAT on home improvements and reforming the Green Deal scheme. Show full debate
  • On 16 May 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show full debate
  • On 17 May 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner Show full debate
  • On 17 May 2012: Gordon Brown 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 full debate
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT Show full debate
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show full debate
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show full debate
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Show full debate

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