David Ruffley

Former Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds

VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

David Ruffley 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 18 Apr 2013: David Ruffley voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: David Ruffley voted against introducing a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, against making planned investment sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against calling on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: David Ruffley voted to levy a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, to invest in infrastructure, to cut VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: David Ruffley voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: David Ruffley 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: David Ruffley 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: David Ruffley 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: David Ruffley voted against 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 vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: David Ruffley voted against creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 homes using funds raised via a bank bonus tax, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against tax breaks for small firms taking on new workers. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: David Ruffley 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: David Ruffley 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: David Ruffley 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: David Ruffley voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — No Increase in VAT Rate for Charities — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Require Impact Assessments Before VAT Increase — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Emergency Budget — Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2008: David Ruffley voted yes on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote

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