Gordon Brown

Former Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Taxes on Alcoholic Drinks

There have been votes in Parliament on the rates of taxation applying to alcoholic drinks.

Photo: Wendy Brolga

Gordon Brown generally voted against higher taxes on alcoholic drinks

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.

Key votes about higher taxes on alcoholic drinks:

  • On 25 Mar 2015: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on March 2015 Budget Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on March 2014 Budget Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on March 2013 Budget Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2012 — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Gordon Brown voted against the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • 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 vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Gordon Brown voted against measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Gordon Brown voted against measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Gordon Brown voted against the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Budget Resolutions — 10. Alcoholic liquor duties (rates) Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2010: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Budget Resolutions — 8. Alcoholic liquor duties (rates) Show vote

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