Plastic policy: a Treasury consultation found strong public support to reduce wasteful plastics

Government moves forward with plastic tax

By Emily Hawkins

The Government will move forward with suggestions to use taxes to reduce wasteful single-use plastics, after a Treasury consultation found strong public support.

Digital businesses: There has been trade support for a Government suggestion that firms like Amazon could face a new tax

Support for tax on digital businesses

By Emily Hawkins

Trade organisation UKHospitality has said it hopes the Government will follow through on its suggestion that it might introduce a tax on digital businesses.

On the up: JDW chair Tim Martin hailed the rise in sales

JDW tax drop provides significant sales boost

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) saw like-for-like volume sales rise by 17% on Tax Equality Day, a day when the pubco dropped its prices by 7.5% to highlight the benefit of a VAT reduction in the trade.

ALMR's Nicholls: tax set to increase cost burden for pubs

Sugar tax 'won’t solve UK obesity crisis'

By Daniel Woolfson

A coalition representing thousands of small businesses has called on the Government with a new campaign to ditch former Chancellor George Osborne’s tax on soft drinks.  

Kate Nicholls: ALMR calls for levy to be delayed

Apprenticeship Levy

ALMR urges apprenticeship levy review

By Nikkie Sutton

The Association of Licensed Multiple Operators (ALMR) has called on the Government to postpone the apprentice levy introduction following Brexit.

The campaign will be headed by former lobbyist and leisure expert Chris Guyver

Trade bodies join forces on VAT campaign

By Emily Sutherland

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) have joined forces to fight for a reduction in the level of VAT pubs pay and to highlight the tax burden facing licensees.

Alcohol figures damaging UK are lies


The alcohol figures that just don't add up

By Pete Brown

Pete Brown says the industry has suffered for too long over ‘facts’, which serve only to scaremonger the British public when it comes to the UK’s alcohol ‘problem’.