'Pasty Tax' Summit

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"Pasty Tax" Summit: Full report

by Kathy Wardle

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'.

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Cornwall summit to discuss 'Pasty Tax'

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.

Pasty tax meeting

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.

tray of Cornish pasties
There have been big protests over plans for a so-called "Pasty Tax" Credit: ITV Westcountry

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PM fuels further anger over 'pasty tax'

by Kathy Wardle

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.

'Pasty Tax' condemned

Cornish pasties
George Osborne has outlined plans to stop VAT exemptions on hot food items from this October. Credit: ITV Westcountry

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.