Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown

DUP Peer

VAT Rate

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

Photo: HM Treasury

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown 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.

Key votes about increasing the rate of VAT:

  • On 18 Apr 2013: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown voted to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown 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: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown 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 16 May 2012: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown voted in favour of reducing public transport fares, and reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Energy Prices Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown 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 9 Nov 2011: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown 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 12 Oct 2011: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown voted to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5%. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown 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: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown 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: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown voted to exempt charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown 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: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown voted against increasing Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown voted to oppose the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown voted not to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2008: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown was absent for a vote on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote

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