Vincent Cable

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham

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VAT Rate

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

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Vincent Cable generally voted for 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 25 Jun 2019: Vincent Cable voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Vincent Cable voted against measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; against a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; against reducing VAT; against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and against making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Vincent Cable voted against creating jobs; a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for a year; a VAT cut; a tax break for small firms taking on more workers and making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Vincent Cable voted against reducing public transport fares, and against reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Energy Prices Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Vincent Cable 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 23 Nov 2011: Vincent Cable voted against starting long-term investment projects sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and repairs, and against giving a tax break to small companies employing new workers. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Vincent Cable voted against introducing a tax on bank bonuses to guarantee a job for 100,000 young people and build 25,000 affordable homes; against making investment sooner; against reducing VAT, and against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Vincent Cable voted against creating more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, making planned investment sooner, reducing VAT and a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Vincent Cable voted against Labour proposals 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 20 Jul 2010: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Vincent Cable voted to increase Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% as of the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Vincent Cable voted against exempting charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Vincent Cable voted against delaying the increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% by a year from 4 January 2011 to the 4 January 2012 if a report on the effects of the VAT rise had not been completed. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Vincent Cable voted to increase in Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Vincent Cable voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Vincent Cable voted to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote

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