Prices cut in beer tax protest

Midland pub companies Holdens Brewery, based in Dudley, and Burton-on-Trent firm Punch Taverns are slashing their prices today as part of a national protest over VAT.

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Midlands pub firms slash prices in beer tax protest

Midland pub companies are slashing their prices today as part of a national protest over VAT.

Holdens Brewery, based in Dudley, and Burton-on-Trent firm Punch Taverns are among 40 pub and restaurant chains across the UK cutting prices by 7.5 per cent.

Two Midland pub firms are joining a day of action to protest the amount of VAT paid by the hospitality sector Credit: Johnny Green/PA

The day of action has been organised to draw attention to the amount of tax paid by the hospitality sector.

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