Stuart McDonald

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice)

Scottish National Party MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

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VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

Stuart McDonald 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.

Key votes about increasing the rate of VAT:

  • On 18 May 2022: Stuart McDonald voted to express support for a broad swathe of policies put forward by the leader of the Liberal Democrats. The policies in question were: providing more help to unpaid carers; tackling issues in education relating to special educational needs or disability; supporting pupils impacted by the pandemic; doing more in respect of the cost of living; cutting VAT from 20 to 17.5%; tackling violence against women and girls; providing sanctuary to refugees fleeing war and persecution; tackling the shortage of GPs and dentists; tackling longer ambulance waiting times; restoring the target of 0.7% of Gross National Income for aid, and not cutting the armed forces. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2022: Stuart McDonald voted in favour of cutting VAT on household energy bills. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Stuart McDonald voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Stuart McDonald 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: Stuart McDonald 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: Stuart McDonald 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 14 Jul 2015: Stuart McDonald 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

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