Cut price day at Wick pub
A Wick pub is to cut the price of all food, soft, non-alcoholic and hot drinks by 7.5 per cent on Thursday, September 19.
The Alexander Bain in Market Place is supporting Tax Equality Day, aimed at highlighting the benefit of a VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.
Prices at the Wetherspoon pub will be reduced for one day only.
So, for example, the total price of a meal and drinks for an individual will be reduced from £10 to £9.25 on Tax Equality Day.
At present all food and drinks in pubs is subject to 20 per cent VAT, compared with supermarkets which benefit from the zero VAT rate on all food.
As a result, supermarkets are able to use that saving to sell alcohol at a discounted price.
The pub's manager, Jamie Gunn, said: "We are proud to support the campaign to reduce the level of VAT within the hospitality industry.
"Customers coming to the Alexander Bain on Thursday, September 19 will find the price of their food, soft, non-alcoholic and hot drinks is lower than normal.
"We are keen to highlight the amount customers could save if VAT in pubs was lowered permanently."