VAT Rate

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

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Dawn Butler generally voted against 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.

Key votes about increasing the rate of VAT:

  • On 11 Jan 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Household Energy Bills: VAT Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Dawn Butler voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Dawn Butler voted against the measures in the Finance Bill including against an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and against capping the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Dawn Butler voted against 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 17 Dec 2008: Dawn Butler voted no on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote

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