Jeremy Corbyn

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition

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Islington North Labour

Taxes on Alcoholic Drinks

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

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Jeremy Corbyn 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.

All votes about higher taxes on alcoholic drinks:

  • On 30 Mar 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted not to increase Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% as of the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against increasing Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Jeremy Corbyn 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: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Budget Resolutions — 10. Alcoholic liquor duties (rates) Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Jeremy Corbyn 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: Jeremy Corbyn 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 22 Jun 2011: Jeremy Corbyn 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 28 Jun 2011: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Jeremy Corbyn 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 26 Mar 2012: Jeremy Corbyn 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 3 Jul 2012: Jeremy Corbyn voted to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Jeremy Corbyn voted against raising the basic income tax free allowance, against cutting corporation tax, and against the other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted against the proposed budget for 2013-14 which proposed raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted to reduce VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted against introducing a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Jeremy Corbyn voted against the the March 2014 budget, against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax, against capping welfare spending, against reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted against the the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted against a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2017: Jeremy Corbyn voted against increasing taxes on alcoholic drinks Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Second Reading Show vote

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