Alistair Carmichael

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice)

Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol MP ar gyfer Orkney and Shetland

@amcarmichaelMP https://facebook.com/AlistairForOrkneyandShetland

VAT Rate

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

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Alistair Carmichael consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT

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Major votes

Minor votes

  • On 18 Mai 2022: Alistair Carmichael acted as teller for a vote on Programme for Government — Amendment from the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Show vote
  • On 11 Ion 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio in favour of cutting VAT on household energy bills. Show vote
  • On 25 Meh 2019: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Hyd 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Gor 2015: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Gor 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 5 Med 2012: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against introducing a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, against making planned investment sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against calling on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Med 2012: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to levy a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, to invest in infrastructure, to cut VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 17 Mai 2012: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner Show vote
  • On 17 Mai 2012: Alistair Carmichael 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 Mai 2012: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 11 Ion 2012: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against 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 14 Rha 2011: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 homes using funds raised via a bank bonus tax, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against tax breaks for small firms taking on new workers. Show vote
  • On 23 Tach 2011: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against starting long-term investment projects sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and repairs, and against giving a tax break to small companies employing new workers. Show vote
  • On 9 Tach 2011: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against introducing a tax on bank bonuses to guarantee a job for 100,000 young people and build 25,000 affordable homes; against making investment sooner; against reducing VAT, and against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 12 Hyd 2011: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against creating more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, making planned investment sooner, reducing VAT and a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 22 Meh 2011: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 13 Gor 2010: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against exempting charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. Show vote
  • On 13 Gor 2010: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against delaying 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

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