All Tax articles – Page 3

  • Parliament

    Government has 'no plans' for tourism VAT cut


    The Government has “no plans” to introduce a VAT cut for the tourism sector, according to Treasury minister David Gauke, who also said reducing VAT to 5% for catering services could cost the Exchequer between £9bn and £10bn per year

  • Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA
    Analysis & Insight

    Local benefit of beer and pubs revealed


    The British Beer & Pub Association has published details of the impact of the beer and pub sector for every UK Parliamentary constituency

  • News

    Tourism VAT cut set for Parliament debate


    After years of industry campaigning, Parliament will next week hold a debate on VAT rates for tourism and hospitality

  • Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA

    Beer and pub sector employs 900k


    A total of 900,000 UK jobs depend on British beer and pubs, according to a new report prepared for the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) ahead of next month’s Budget

  • News

    Think tank urges business rates reform


    Think-tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has called for an urgent reform of Britain’s business rates system

  • News

    Three wine firms join VAT Club


    Three wine companies have joined the campaign group led by Jacques Borel to reduce VAT to the sector to 5%

  • Supermarket alcohol

    Government reveals 'below-tax' alcohol ban proposals


    The Government has given details of which alcohol pricing deals in the off-trade would be banned under new pricing restrictions expected to be implemented on 6 April

  • Parliament

    Minister: sugary drinks tax 'a blunt instrument'


    A Government minister has given further indication that the Coalition is unlikely to introduce a tax on sugary drinks, describing such a move as a “blunt instrument” for dealing with obesity

  • Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA

    BBPA: beer duty freeze would create 2,400 jobs


    The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has restated its call for a freeze in beer duty, saying that the move would create 2,400 additional jobs in the first year alone at a cost of just £4m to the Government

  • News

    Business rates 'could be scrapped'


    The Government could scrap business rates and replace them with a tax on sales to address the imbalance between sums paid by traditional and online retailers, according to The Telegraph

  • Ted Tuppen Summit

    Tuppen, Caring and Johnson attack Labour's 50p tax rate


    Enterprise Inns founder Ted Tuppen, serial sector investor Luke Johnson and restaurant investor Richard Caring are among the 24 senior UK business people to sign a letter attacking Labour’s pledge to raise the top rate of tax to 50p

  • Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon

    When Martin met Griffiths


    JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin and Andrew Griffiths MP, who chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, met recently to discuss their differing opinions of the VAT campaign over a pint or two. Martin discusses how they got on and looks at what’s next for the campaign

  • Fruit machine

    HMRC targets pubs for unpaid VAT on gaming machines


    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to pursue pub operators and licensees to recover money previously paid out in respect of overpaid VAT

  • News

    Tax campaigner call for end to duty escalator


    The new chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance has urged Chancellor George Osborne to scrap the alcohol-duty escalator, which he said is causing damage to pubs

  • News

    Minister rules out pub rates changes


    Community pubs minister Brandon Lewis has told M C Report’s sister title the Publican’s Morning Advertiser that the Government has no plans to change the current way of working out the business rates of pub premises

  • Jacques Borel

    VAT Club ‘back on track’, says Borel


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

  • News

    Taxpayers 'subsidising unfair practices of pubcos'


    Taxpayers will subsidise the “unfair” practices of tenanted pub companies to the tune of c£33m - or potentially more than £100m - per year unless the Government presses ahead with plans to reform the tenanted model, a political think tank has told the Government

  • News

    Gamestec joins VAT campaign


    Gamestec, the UK’s largest gaming and amusement machine operator, has joined the campaign to reduce VAT for the sector to 5%

  • News

    Tourism firms could make VAT cut price promise


    Tourism businesses may be willing to reduce prices for consumers and guarantee to take on more workers if VAT was cut to 5% on the tourism sector, campaigners have told the Government

  • News

    Koppaberg and Monster join VAT Club


    VAT Club Jacques Borel has recruited two further drinks brands to its campaign for a reduction on the level of VAT in the hospitality sector, Koppaberg and Monster