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Jamie Reed

Former Labour MP for Copeland

@JamieFonzarelli

VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

Jamie Reed 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.

All votes about increasing the rate of VAT:

  • On 26 Oct 2015: Jamie Reed 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: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Jamie Reed 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 18 Apr 2013: Jamie Reed voted to reduce VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Jamie Reed voted to introduce a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, to make planned investment sooner, to reduce VAT on home improvements and to call on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Jamie Reed voted against levying a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, against investing in infrastructure, and against cutting VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Jamie Reed voted for measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; for a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; to reduce VAT; for a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and to make infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Jamie Reed voted to create jobs; to tax bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for a year; to cut VAT; to give a tax break to small firms taking on more workers and to make infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Jamie Reed voted in favour of reducing public transport fares, and reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Energy Prices Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Jamie Reed 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 23 Nov 2011: Jamie Reed voted to start long-term investment projects sooner, to reduce VAT on home improvements and repairs, and to give a tax break to small companies employing new workers. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Jamie Reed voted to introduce a tax on bank bonuses to guarantee a job for 100,000 young people and build 25,000 affordable homes; to make investment sooner; to reducing VAT, and to introduce a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Jamie Reed voted to create more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, to make planned investment sooner, to reduce VAT and for a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Jamie Reed voted 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 20 Jul 2010: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Jamie Reed voted to exempt charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Jamie Reed 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
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Jamie Reed voted against increasing Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Emergency Budget — Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2008: Jamie Reed was absent for a vote on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote

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