Alistair Burt

Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

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North East Bedfordshire Conservative

VAT Rate

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

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Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt voted yes on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Alistair Burt voted to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — No Increase in VAT Rate for Charities — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Require Impact Assessments Before VAT Increase — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Jobs — Banker's Bonus Tax — VAT Cut — Tax Incentive to Take on Workers — Sooner Infrastructure Investment Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt 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 18 Apr 2013: Alistair Burt voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt 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: Alistair Burt 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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