D&D London chairman and CEO Des Gunewardena has written to the Chancellor ahead of today’s (11 January) parliamentary debate on support for the hospitality sector asking the Government to properly compensate businesses forced to closed by the Coronavirus.
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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and Society for Independent Brewers (SIBA) have attacked a promotional poster from JD Wetherspoon advertising lower prices for alcoholic drinks following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of a VAT reduction last week.
Prime Minister David Cameron has once again shunned the argument to reduce VAT for the hospitality and tourism sectors, claiming that bringing the taxes down to pre-recession levels ‘would be expensive’ for the UK economy.