Pub giant Wetherspoons is ‘100% behind’ the new joint campaign from the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) for a fairer VAT deal for pubs, a spokesperson has told the Publican’s Morning Advertiser.
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.
The Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB) will not renew its group funding for the VAT Club when its three-year agreement expires at the end of June – though half of its members will continue to donate independently.
So Tim Martin is unhappy with the level of support he is getting from the leading trade press (the PMA and M&C Report) for the campaign he increasingly personifies to reduce VAT in the hospitality sector.
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