Value Added Tax

'Powerful evidence': report claims low VAT is key to job creation

Pubs called on to take part in Tax Equality Day

By Georgina Townshend

Pubs have been called on to cut the price of food and drink for a day, following results of a report highlighting the benefits of low VAT on job creation and competitiveness in the EU.

VAT Campaign: Brexit could reduce VAT


VAT Campaign: Brexit could reduce VAT

By Nikkie Sutton

Britain's decision to leave the European Union could bolster the arguments for reducing VAT on the hospitality industry, campaigners have claimed. 

VAT cut hospitality

Campaigners hail Tax Parity Day a success

By Mark Wingett

Last Wednesday’s Tax Parity Day (25 September), which saw up to 15,000 outlets take part in a national day of action as part of the campaign to reduce VAT for the sector to 5%, helped increase sales for participating operators by up to 23%, while also...


Perhaps the VAT campaign needs to look longer-term

By Rob Willock

At a recent industry dinner reception, Andrew Griffiths MP introduced me to the Chancellor George Osborne. It was a bit like a wedding party receiving line, so there was very little time for me to influence him with my thoughts on how the Government could...

VAT campaigners plan national day of action

VAT campaigners plan national day of action

By Mark Wingett

Campaigners aiming to reduce the level of VAT in the hospitality sector from 20% to 5% headed by Jacques Borel are planning to launch a national day of action later this year.

The VAT rise is expected to hit pubs hard

VAT rise adds 6p on a pint of beer

By Ewan Turney

The Government should consider a lesser rate of VAT for the hospitality trade after today's rise to 20% is expected to add 6p on a pint. That's the...

Martin: wants tax reduction

Martin to speak at UK Pub Retail Summit

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Tim Martin, the chairman of JD Wetherspoon, is to take to the stage at this year's UK Pub Retail Summit — the senior congress organised by M&C...

John Ellis: time for action on supermarkets

Stop the binge drinking subsidy

By John Ellis

John Ellis of the freehold Crown Inn, in Oakengates, Telford states the case for action against cheap supermarket booze.