Weatherspoon’s pubs are offering cheaper drinks and food at these Birmingham pubs today

The chain is cutting the price of all food and drink in its pubs by 7.5% on Thursday 15 September

Wetherspoon pubs in Birmingham are offering drinks at a lower price just for today. The chain is cutting the price of all food and drink in its pubs by 7.5 per cent today (Thursday, September 15).

That means if you have food and drinks worth £10, you only have to pay £9.25. The same tax reduction offer was also carried out in 2020 and 2021.

The pub firm says it is taking the action to highlight the benefit of a permanent VAT reduction across the hospitality industry. The prices at the company’s pubs in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland will be reduced for one day only to mark Tax Equality Day.

“All food and drink in pubs is subject to 20 % VAT. By comparison, supermarkets pay zero VAT on food, and are able to use that saving to sell alcohol to its customers at a discounted price,” the pub chain said in a statement.

Figure of Eight in Birmingham

Which Birmingham pubs will have a reduced price today?

The following Birmingham pubs will be offering reduced prices today.

The Briar Rose

The Square peg

The Figure of Eight

The Solomon Cutler

The William Tyler

The Hornet

The Dragon Inn

The Spread Eagle

The Arthur Robertson

The Navigation Inn

The Black Horse

The Charlie Hall

The Atrium

The Bottle of Sack

The Bishop Vessey

The Mare Pool

The Pump House

What did the Chairman say?

Wetherspoon chairman, Tim Martin, said: “Taxes should be fair and equitable. It doesn’t make sense for the hospitality industry to subsidise supermarkets. However, it is unfair that supermarkets pay zero VAT on food, but pubs and restaurants pay 20%. Pubs have been under fantastic pressure for decades due to the tax disadvantages that they have with supermarkets.

“Customers in our pubs will find the price of their food and drink will be lower than normal on Tax Equality Day. We applauded the Chancellor when he reduced the level of VAT to five per cent and then to 12.5% (for food and drink served in pubs) and urge the Chancellor once again to reduce VAT, thereby creating tax equality between pubs and supermarkets.

“He should also note that the main impact of tax inequality is on high streets and town and city centres, which heavily depend on a diversity of prosperous hospitality businesses for economic, social and employment success. Government does best when it does not discriminate among various types of business selling the same products.”

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