Ian Austin

MP, Dudley North

Dudley North Labour

VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

Ian Austin 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 17 Dec 2008: Ian Austin voted no on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Ian Austin voted not to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — No Increase in VAT Rate for Charities — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Require Impact Assessments Before VAT Increase — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Ian Austin voted to oppose the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Ian Austin 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 9 Nov 2011: Ian Austin 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 23 Nov 2011: Ian Austin 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 14 Dec 2011: Ian Austin voted to create 100,000 jobs and build 25,000 homes using funds raised via a bank bonus tax, to reduce VAT on home improvements and for tax breaks for small firms taking on new workers. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Ian Austin voted in favour of 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: Ian Austin voted in favour of reducing public transport fares, and reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Ian Austin 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: Ian Austin 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 3 Jul 2012: Ian Austin voted to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Ian Austin voted to reduce VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Ian Austin 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 21 Jul 2015: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Ian Austin was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Ian Austin 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

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