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Reading tax on audiobooks

EDM (Early Day Motion) 555: tabled on 03 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Government action on axing the reading tax on e-books to bring the rate of VAT in line with print books; notes with concern that audiobooks still carry the full rate of VAT; believes that audiobooks are vital for millions of people in the UK with visual impairments, dyslexia or other reading disabilities and should not be treated as a luxury; notes that many European countries have recently adjusted their rates of VAT on audiobooks and e-books to bring them into line with the treatment of physical books; and calls on the Government to immediately review the VAT treatment of audiobooks and to bring forward legislation to remove VAT from audiobooks in a timely fashion.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Midlothian
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Inverclyde
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Aberdeen South
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Edinburgh South West
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Stirling
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Glasgow Central
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Glasgow North West
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
East Lothian
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Glasgow North East
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2020
Falkirk
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 June 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Belfast East
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Edinburgh East
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
West Dunbartonshire
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Glasgow South
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2020
North East Fife
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Glasgow South West
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2020
Easington
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2020
Bath
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2020
Camberwell and Peckham
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2020
West Lancashire
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2020
St Albans
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2020
South Shields
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2020
Makerfield
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2020
Richmond Park
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
South Antrim
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Lopresti, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2020
Filton and Bradley Stoke
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2020
Glenrothes
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Belfast South
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2020
Poplar and Limehouse

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.