All Tax articles – Page 4

  • Jacques Borel

    Publicans 'back VAT cut campaign'


    A survey of 1,003 licensees by Cardinal Research on behalf of VAT Club Jacques Borel found that 96% say the pub and restaurant industry should campaign for the reduction

  • News

    Council flaws hit rate relief take-up


    Fewer than 20% of councils have clear and up-to-date guidance on how to apply small business rate relief, meaning that many firms miss out on the assistance, according to a study from Oxfordshire-based Chartered Surveyors Bankier Sloan

  • News

    Report calls for 20% tax on sugary drinks


    A new report from academics says a 20% tax on sugary drinks will reduce the number of obese people in Britain by 285,000 over the next decade

  • News

    Rank to appeal after £30.8m VAT ruling


    Rank Group plans to appeal after the Court of Appeal overturned a ruling that led to HM Revenue & Customs returning £30.8m to the bingo club and casino operator in overpaid VAT on gaming machines, in a case that could have wider ramifications for the pub industry

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    Martin: VAT fine must not de-rail campaign


    The VAT Club’s fine for late payment of VAT was a “regrettable”, but “minor issue” that must not distract the campaign for tax parity between pubs and supermarkets, according to JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin

  • News

    Restaurant groups accused of avoiding tax


    A number of restaurant companies have been accused of using the controversial Eurobonds scheme to reduce tax payments, as part of an investigation by The Independent

  • Jacques Borel

    Borel admits mistakes but vows to continue VAT fight


    VAT Club campaigner Jacques Borel has admitted making mistakes, but vowed to continue to lead the campaign for a lower rate of VAT for hospitality businesses

  • Jacques Borel

    VAT Club fined for late VAT payment


    Jacques Borel’s VAT Club has been fined £9,201 for late payment of VAT

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    VAT Club to accelerate campaign after Treasury knock-back


    The VAT Club is planning to open an office in London and appoint a deputy to Jacques Borel in an effort to turbo-charge the campaign for a lower rate of VAT on hospitality after the Treasury formally rejected its arguments, M&C Report has learnt

  • Jacques Borel and Tim Martin

    Tax Parity Day raises sales and awareness


    Last Wednesday’s Tax Parity Day, which saw up to 15,000 outlets take part in a national day of action as part of the campaign to reduce VAT for the sector to 5%, helped increase sales for participating operators by up to 23%, while also raising awareness of the disparity between the zero rate for food in supermarkets and the 20% VAT rate for pubs and restaurants

  • News

    Tax Parity Day takes place today


    Up to 15,000 outlets are expected to take part in today’s national day of action as part of the campaign to reduce VAT for the sector to 5%

  • News

    Labour business rates plan is 'tokenism'


    A leading property adviser has accused Labour leader Ed Miliband of “tokenism” over his proposal to reduce business rates for small firms, and equated it to rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic

  • Analysis & Insight

    Confidence in pub sector grows


    Confidence is growing in the pub sector six months on from the beer duty cut, according to new figures from the British Beer and Pub Association

  • News

    Labour 'would cut business rates for small firms'


    A Labour Government would freeze business rates for smaller firms and reverse a planned cut in corporate tax for larger companies, party leader Ed Miliband is expected to announce at Labour’s Conference today

  • News

    TCG and Black Sheep join VAT campaign


    Managed pub and bar operator TCG and North Yorkshire brewer Black Sheep are the latest companies to say they’ll reduce their prices for a day as part of the industry’s VAT cut campaign

  • Jacques Borel and Tim Martin

    Addressing the VAT cut naysayers


    JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin corrects some ‘misconceptions’ and lays out the arguments for a cut in VAT for the trade

  • News

    'Thousands of outlets' to cut prices on Tax Parity Day


    A source close to the campaign to cut VAT for the sector to 5% has estimated that between 10,000 and 15,000 outlets will reduce their prices on the national day of action

  • News

    Doubts cast over VAT campaign


    With just weeks to go until Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, fresh doubts have been cast over the effectiveness of the VAT Club and its prospects of securing a tax reduction for the hospitality sector in next year’s Budget

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    Cameron cool on sector VAT cut


    David Cameron has said the leisure and hospitality industry has made a “very good argument” for a reduction in VAT but was cool on the prospect of such a tax cut occurring

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    Moorhouse's MD critical of 'price slashing' brewers


    David Grant is urging small brewers to stop selling cheap beer, warning that competing on price is damaging the trade