Vat Club

JDW has said it totally supports the new VAT campaign from the ALMR and the BBPA

VAT

Tim Martin & JD Wetherspoon are '100%' behind new joint VAT campaign

By Emily Sutherland

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 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.

Bidvest 3663 joins VAT Club

Bidvest 3663 joins VAT Club

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Leading UK foodservice provider, Bidvest 3663, has become the first major foodservice distributor to join the VAT Club Jacques Borel.

The IFBB has withdrawn its collective support for the VAT Club

Family brewers withdraw VAT Club group funding

By Rob Willock

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.

Tim Martin:

Tim Martin: Partisan pubco chiefs risk alienating their publicans

By Tim Martin

Winston Churchill famously said that democracy was the worst political system - apart from the alternatives. Say what you like about our politicians, but at least none had a stately Spanish galleon in its own artificial lake, like the former Ukrainian...

Jacques Borel says he has obtained 24 lobbying appointments with MPs

VAT Club ‘back on track’, says Borel

By Rob Willock

Jacques Borel’s VAT Club has obtained 24 lobbying appointments with MPs and had responses from a further 55, according to the veteran campaigner.

Willock:

Our cheerleading for the VAT campaign cannot be unconditional

By Rob Willock

Stop the ride, we want to get off. It is spinning out of control. Today, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser calls for the campaign being funded by our industry via the VAT Club — set up to secure a reduction in VAT for hospitality businesses — to address...

Martin:

Seeking tax parity with supermarkets

By Tim Martin

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin corrects some ‘misconceptions’ and lays out the arguments for a cut in VAT for the trade

MP Andrew Griffiths casts doubt over 5% VAT campaign

Andrew Griffiths MP casts fresh doubt over 5% VAT campaign

By Michelle Perrett

With just weeks to go until Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, fresh doubts have been cast over the effectiveness of the VAT Club and its prospects of securing a tax reduction for the hospitality sector in next year’s Budget.

Borel: Support is growing for his VAT cut campaign

Heineken UK joins VAT cut campaign

By John Harrington

Heineken UK, Britain’s biggest brewer, is the latest high profile company to join the Jacques Borel VAT Club, which is campaigning to reduce VAT to 5% in the UK hospitality industry.

IFBB pledges £240K for Borel's VAT campaign

IFBB pledges £240K for Borel's VAT campaign

By Michelle Perrett

The Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB) has pledged £240K to help fund French lobbyist Jacques Borel’s campaign to reduce VAT to 5% for the UK hospitality sector.