The VAT rise: a refresher course for Labour

by Stephen Tall on January 4, 2011

Today’s increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% — announced in the Coalition’s emergency budget last year — has triggered a fresh burst of opportunism criticism from Labour. The “wrong tax at the wrong time” claims their leader Ed Miliband. How Labour’s last Chancellor backed a VAT rise I suspect there’s a Labour MP we […]