Karen Bradley

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Staffordshire Moorlands Conservative

Taxes on Alcoholic Drinks

There have been votes in Parliament on the rates of taxation applying to alcoholic drinks.

Photo: Wendy Brolga

Karen Bradley almost always voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks

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 higher taxes on alcoholic drinks:

  • On 13 Jul 2010: Karen Bradley voted to increase Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% as of the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Karen Bradley voted to increase in Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Karen Bradley voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Karen Bradley voted to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Karen Bradley voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Karen Bradley voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Karen Bradley 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 vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Karen Bradley voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Karen Bradley voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Karen Bradley voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Karen Bradley voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Karen Bradley voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Karen Bradley voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Karen Bradley voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Karen Bradley voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Karen Bradley voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Karen Bradley voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Karen Bradley voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2017: Karen Bradley voted to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Karen Bradley voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Karen Bradley voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than via salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote

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