Charles Kennedy

Former MP, Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Ross, Skye and Lochaber Liberal Democrat

VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

Charles Kennedy 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 17 Dec 2008: Charles Kennedy voted yes on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Charles Kennedy voted to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Charles Kennedy voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — No Increase in VAT Rate for Charities — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Require Impact Assessments Before VAT Increase — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Charles Kennedy voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Charles Kennedy 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: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Charles Kennedy 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: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Energy Prices Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Charles Kennedy voted against reducing public transport fares, and against reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Charles Kennedy 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: Charles Kennedy 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 3 Jul 2012: Charles Kennedy voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Show vote

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