Phil Woolas

Former Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

VAT Rate

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

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Phil Woolas consistently voted against increasing the rate of VAT

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Major votes

Minor votes

  • On 13 Jul 2010: Phil Woolas voted to exempt charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Phil Woolas voted to delay 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

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