Wetherspoon ‘can't compete with supermarkets on tax‘

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Wetherspoon ‘can't compete with supermarkets on tax‘
Pubco JD Wetherspoons rails at  the ending of temporary cut in VAT on food as pubs prepare for non-lock down trading. The chancellor reduced VAT on food for the hospitality industry to 5% last year, still above the rate paid by supermarkets, which was nonetheless welcome. However, it is now proposed that VAT returns to 20%, in stages, in the next year. In a trading update the company said as at 4 July 2021, 850 Wetherspoon pubs were open, out of a total of 860. Most of the......

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