House of Commons
Reading tax on audiobooks
EDM #555
Tabled 03 June 2020
2019-21 Session
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.

Signatures (45)

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
04 June 2020
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
05 June 2020
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
05 June 2020
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
05 June 2020
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
05 June 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
06 June 2020
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
08 June 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
09 June 2020
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
09 June 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
09 June 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
09 June 2020
Morris, Grahame
Labour
09 June 2020
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
09 June 2020
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
09 June 2020
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
09 June 2020
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
09 June 2020
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
09 June 2020
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
09 June 2020
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
09 June 2020
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
10 June 2020
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
10 June 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Lopresti, Jack
Conservative
15 June 2020
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
16 June 2020
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
18 June 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
29 June 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion