Bob Constantine reports on the pasty makers from Cornwall who travelled to Westminster today to join a demonstration over what's become known as "the pasty Tax". A petition calling for the 20 per cent levy on hot savouries to be scrapped was handed in to Downing Street.
More than 300 pasty manufacturers will be protesting outside Downing Street against the new 'Pasty Tax' this morning. Representatives from the baking industry will be joined by Cornish MPs. They'll present a petition of almost 500 thousand signatures against the move.
The Government has pledged to go-ahead with its so-called 'pasty tax', despite a huge campaign in the West Country against it. It's planning to slap 20% VAT on hot pies and pasties. Jacquie Bird has this report.
A group of South West MPs have failed to change the Government's plans to add VAT to pies and pasties.
In a vote in the house of commons earlier this evening ministers saw of opposition to the proposals by a margin of just 35.
MPs from Devon and Cornwall had hoped to amend the section of the Finance Bill relating to VAT on hot food. Find out more.