Lucy Powell

MP, Manchester Central

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Manchester Central Labour/Co-operative

VAT Rate

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

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Lucy Powell 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 18 Apr 2013: Lucy Powell voted to reduce VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Lucy Powell 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: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Lucy Powell 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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