Hot topics > Alcohol Duty

Sweden to consider VAT cut

Start a new thread14-Sep-2011

Related topics: Alcohol Duty , General News

The Swedish Government has proposed cutting VAT for restaurants and catering services from 25% to 12%.

Sweden considers VAT for restaurant meals

Sweden considers VAT for restaurant meals

Sweden is the latest country to propose a major VAT cut for the hospitality sector in order to create employment and cut restaurant prices.

The UK Treasury has already refused to consider a VAT cut to 5% claiming the "fiscal challenge" is too great. This is despite French lobbyist Jacques Borel, the man behind the 5.5% VAT cut in France, claiming a VAT cut could create up to 320,000 jobs in the UK.

the Publican's Morning Advertiser (PMA) campaign to get VAT cut to 5% - Thrive on Five - already has the backing of major pubcos and leading trade associations.

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition.

To sign the petition click here .

Find us on Facebook

Spotlight

Poppelston Allen: Understanding recorded and live music law

10 tips on the Live Music Act

Never has the law relating to live and recorded music been so complex. Here is a brief...

National Minimum Wage - what you need to know

National Minimum Wage - what you need to know

HMRC is naming and shaming pubs, hotels and restaurants that pay below the national minimum wage. The...

The Big Interview: Mike Benner, SIBA

The Big Interview: Mike Benner, SIBA

In June Mike Benner left the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) after 20 years of campaigning, to...

Q&A: New pub food allergy requirements

Q&A: New pub food allergy requirements

Whether or not you serve food in your pub, the balance between your culinary and administration skills...

Follow us on