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It's the day you'd all been waiting for. What can only be described as 'National Spoons Day' is actually upon us. Yes, for just one, precious day you'll get money off any food and drink you buy in Britain's favourite pub chain.
So, if you want to make a big dent in Mags Thomson's record 1000+ visits to Weatherspoon pubs then today is the day to do it.
JD Wetherspoon is joining thousands of other businesses across the UK in dropping their prices by 7.5%.
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The one-day offer is to raise awareness of the fact pubs and restaurants are bound by law to charge 20% VAT on all food and drink that they sell, whereas supermarkets charge no VAT at all.
Wetherspoon's chairman, Tim Martin, said: "We are proud to support the campaign to reduce the level of VAT in the pub industry.
"On Tax Equality Day, customers in our pubs will find the price of their drinks and food to be lower than normal. We are keen to highlight the amount which customers would save, if VAT in pubs were lowered permanently.
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"So, for example, the total price of a meal and drinks, for a customer, would be reduced from £10 to £9.25 on Tax Equality Day.
"A reduction in the level of VAT, on a long-term basis, will generate growth and create jobs in the important leisure and hospitality sector.
"Creating tax equality among pubs, restaurants and supermarkets will fulfil many government objectives.
"It will create more jobs and raise the amount of taxes which the government receives, since pubs and restaurants pay more taxes and create more jobs than supermarkets do.
"It is a win-win situation for the government and our industry."
What are you reading this for, mate? Get to the bar.
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