Henry Bellingham

MP, North West Norfolk

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North West Norfolk Conservative

VAT Rate

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

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Henry Bellingham 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: Henry Bellingham voted yes on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Henry Bellingham voted to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Henry Bellingham 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: Henry Bellingham voted to increase Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% as of the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Henry Bellingham voted against exempting charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Henry Bellingham voted against delaying 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
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Henry Bellingham voted to increase in Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Henry Bellingham was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Henry Bellingham voted against Labour proposals 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: Henry Bellingham was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Henry Bellingham 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 9 Nov 2011: Henry Bellingham 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: Henry Bellingham was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Henry Bellingham 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 11 Jan 2012: Henry Bellingham 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 16 May 2012: Henry Bellingham 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: Henry Bellingham was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Henry Bellingham 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: Henry Bellingham was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Henry Bellingham was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Henry Bellingham was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Henry Bellingham voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Henry Bellingham voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Henry Bellingham voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Henry Bellingham voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Henry Bellingham voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote

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