David Ruffley

Former Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds

Fuel Taxes

There have been votes in Parliament on the rates of taxation applying to fuel for motor vehicles.

Photo: Paul Townsend

David Ruffley voted a mixture of for and against lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles

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 lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles:

  • On 18 Apr 2013: David Ruffley voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: David Ruffley voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving 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 12 Nov 2012: David Ruffley voted in favour of increasing taxes on fuel by 3% as of January 2013. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: David Ruffley voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: David Ruffley voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. 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 5 Jul 2011: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading 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 26 Apr 2011: David Ruffley voted in favour of the 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: David Ruffley voted in favour of the 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: David Ruffley voted in favour of 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 16 Mar 2011: David Ruffley voted against taxes on fuel for motor vehicles. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2011: David Ruffley voted against introducing a lower rate tax on fuel in the most remote areas. 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 — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote

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