Members of the pasty industry plan to lobby the Government against proposals to add VAT to hot takeaway foods. Some claim it could lead to a drop in sales by up to a fifth. Kathy Wardle reports from a summit held in Truro over the so-called 'pasty tax'.
Brian Stanlick, the Managing Director of Oggy Oggy Pasty Company is at the pasty tax summit in Truro. He says the tax could be devastating.
Our reporter Kathy Wardle is covering today's 'Pasty Tax' summit in Truro. You can follow her on Twitter
A summit is being held in Cornwall later over the Government's so called 'pasty tax'. Members of the pasty industry plan to lobby against the proposals to add VAT to all hot takeaway foods. There are concerns the 20 percent tax could cause a loss in sales and cost jobs.
A meeting is being held tonight (Wednesday) in Truro to discuss Government plans to impose VAT on sales of hot takeaway pasties. It is being organised by tax experts Francis Clark who say the proposed reforms are unworkable. It will be attended by members of Cornwall's pasty industry.
David Cameron has fuelled more anger over the controversial VAT rise being dubbed the 'pasty tax'. Despite defending the Chancellor's plans to add 20 per cent to all hot takeaway foods, his comments fell flat after he claimed to have last eaten a Cornish pasty at a shop that that no longer exists.
A campaign is mounting against a so-called 'pasty tax' that could see 20 per cent added to the price of Cornwall's most famous food. In Wednesday's budget, the Chancellor George Osborne announced that he is considering adding VAT to all hot takeaway foods. Kathy Wardle reports.
The Cornish political party Mebyon Kernow has condemned government proposals to introduce a pasty tax. In the budget, George Osborne outlined plans to stop VAT exemptions on hot food items from this October. Members of the party say it'll have a damaging effect on the county's economy.