Wetherspoons is cutting drink and food prices next week for one day only
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For the first time in what feels like the whole of summer, the sun is out and the warm temperatures are here for a few days at least.
And I don't know about you, but the first thing my mind turns to when the sun is out is a beer garden and a nice cold pint.
Well, hopefully the sun is all guns blazing on 14 September, as pub giant Wetherspoons is cutting the prices on its food and drink.
To mark Tax Equality Day, Wetherspoons will be dropping their already reasonable food and drink by a further 7.5 percent.
The promotion will take place across the UK and Ireland, while Scotland offer the deal on food and non-alcoholic beverages due to licensing laws.
It means if you typically spend £10 in a Wetherspoons restaurant, you'll instead be paying £9.25.
May not be a massive difference, I know. But if you are going for an all day sesh in that beer garden, the savings are certainly going to rack up.
The move comes as Wetherspoons and others in the hospitality industry argue for a permanent VAT reduction.
Currently, the hospitality sector is subject to a 20 percent VAT, much higher than a lot of other sectors.
Tim Martin, founder of JD Wetherspoon, said: "The biggest threat to the hospitality industry is the vast disparity in tax treatment among pubs, restaurants and supermarkets.
"Supermarkets pay zero VAT in respect of food sales, whereas pubs and restaurants pay 20%.
"This tax benefit allows supermarkets to subsidise the selling price of beer.
"Customers coming to Wetherspoon’s pubs on Thursday September 14 will find the price of their food and drinks to be lower than normal."
It comes after the pub chain slammed the 'urban myth' as to why their tipple is so cheap.
The chain said it is able to offer cheaper pints due to its longer opening hours, while agreeing long-term supply contracts with partners can also help.
In the latest issue of its in-house magazine, Wetherspoon News, an article read: "Wetherspoon has five- to 10-year contracts with its main beer suppliers which, unsurprisingly, do not allow for 'short-dated beer'.
"Indeed, also unsurprisingly, neither Greene King/Budweiser nor their competitors have ever offered Wetherspoon short-dated beer. Sorry to disappoint the conspiracy theorists.
"Wetherspoon also opens for longer hours than most pubs and sell food for prolonged periods – normally until 11pm.
"High sales of a wide range of products and long-term relationships with suppliers are some of the key factors."