Hugo Swire

MP, East Devon

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East Devon Conservative

VAT Rate

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

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Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire voted yes on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Hugo Swire voted to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire voted to increase Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% as of the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Hugo Swire voted against exempting charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire voted to increase in Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Hugo Swire voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Hugo Swire was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Hugo Swire 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 12 Oct 2011: Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire 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 14 Dec 2011: Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Energy Prices Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Hugo Swire was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Hugo Swire was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Hugo Swire was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Hugo Swire was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire 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: Hugo Swire 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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