Caroline Lucas

MP, Brighton, Pavilion

Brighton, Pavilion Green

VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

Caroline Lucas almost always 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: Caroline Lucas voted not to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas voted not to increase Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% as of the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Caroline Lucas voted to exempt charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Caroline Lucas voted to delay 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 vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Caroline Lucas voted against increasing Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas voted to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5%. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Caroline Lucas was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Caroline Lucas 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 vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Caroline Lucas was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas voted to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas voted to reduce VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas 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: Caroline Lucas 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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