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David Simpson

Former DUP MP for Upper Bann

@DavidSimpsonDUP

VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

David Simpson 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 25 Jun 2019: David Simpson voted 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: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Summer Budget 2015 Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: David Simpson voted to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: David Simpson 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: David Simpson 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 16 May 2012: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Energy Prices Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: David Simpson 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 23 Nov 2011: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: David Simpson 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: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: David Simpson voted to oppose the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — No Increase in VAT Rate for Charities — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Require Impact Assessments Before VAT Increase — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: David Simpson voted to oppose the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: David Simpson voted not to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2008: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote

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