Danny Alexander

Former MP, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Liberal Democrat

VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

Danny Alexander almost always 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: Danny Alexander voted yes on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show full debate
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Danny Alexander voted to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show full debate
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show full debate
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show full debate
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander voted against exempting charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. Show full debate
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander 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 full debate
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander voted to increase in Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show full debate
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show full debate
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Danny Alexander voted against Labour proposals 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 full debate
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show full debate
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Danny Alexander 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 full debate
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Danny Alexander 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 full debate
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show full debate
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers Show full debate
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Energy Prices Show full debate
  • On 16 May 2012: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show full debate
  • On 17 May 2012: Danny Alexander 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 full debate
  • On 17 May 2012: Danny Alexander 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 full debate
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Danny Alexander voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show full debate
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show full debate
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show full debate
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Show full debate

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