Bakers protest vote on pasty tax
Hundreds of bakers have protested at Downing Street against plans to make hot takeaway foods such as pasties subject to 20% VAT, reports Nick Huber.
This comes after the amendment was debated in the House of Commons earlier this month. There was a minor rebellion, but the plan to make hot takeaway foods such as pasties subject to 20% VAT was not overturned.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) backed an amendment to the Finance Bill that would scrap the government’s planned ‘pasty tax’.