Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 — 28 Jun 2011 at 25:15

The majority of MPs voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011.

The rejected motion which would have had this effect was proposed by Plaid Cymru's Treasury spokesperson, Jonathan Edwards MP; it stated:

  • (1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall make an order under the powers conferred by sections 2(2) and 21(7) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 that in section 2(1) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (rate of VAT), the rate of tax charged by virtue of that section (which was 20%) shall be decreased by 12.5 per cent (to become 17.5%).
  • (2) In section 21(4) (value of imported goods) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 for “25” substitute “28.58”.
  • (3) This Order shall be known as The Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 and shall come into force on 30 August 2011.

Clause two of the order relates to VAT payable on art and collectables imported from outside the EU; it would have slightly increased the amount of VAT payable on such items from “25” to “28.58”. It had previously been "28.58" from 1999 until 2010, when it was changed back to "25"

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con252 (+1 tell) 0082.7%
DUP0 3037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 401.6%
LDem41 (+1 tell) 0073.7%
PC0 2066.7%
SNP0 0 (+2 tell)033.3%
Total:293 10048.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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