Vat Increase

What's in the news 11 March?

The MA's Review of the Week

Menu engineering is key in the face of rising prices

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with the Parkers Arms Stosie Madi to get her take on the week's news, from rocketing commodity costs and soaring fuel prices through to the need for Government support on VAT.

Offers: but drink deals are thin on the ground

Pubs steer clear of discounting drinks

By Gurjit Degun

Pubs are backing away from discounting drinks this month, citing rising overheads and the VAT increase. A snapshot survey from different regions by...

Osborne: no change on duty but VAT up to 20%

No change in alcohol duty

By Gemma McKenna

The alcohol duty escalator remains in place and VAT will rise to 20% — that's the news from the new Government's Emergency Budget. Chancellor...