Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

Strangford DUP

VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

Jim Shannon 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 28 Jun 2010: Jim Shannon voted not to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — No Increase in VAT Rate for Charities — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Require Impact Assessments Before VAT Increase — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Jim Shannon 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 28 Jun 2011: Jim Shannon voted to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5%. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon 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 3 Jul 2012: Jim Shannon voted to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon 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 18 Apr 2013: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon 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 26 Oct 2015: Jim Shannon voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote

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