More than two thousand tax office workers are striking across the West Country today angry about proposed job cuts. The office in Barnstaple is one of those scheduled to close. It's the biggest in the region and thirty jobs are at risk.
Unions are staging walk-outs across the country this week. Twenty three tax offices are on the verge of closing.
Pubs across the country are slashing their prices today in an attempt to demonstrate to the Government how the hospitality industry could benefit from a tax cut.
Many say it's unfair that supermarkets don't pay any tax on food and drink. Katie Rowlett reports from one Taunton pub that's taking part.
Tax payers in Somerset could be saved hundreds of thousands of pounds a year after the government gave assurances on how much VAT district councils can reclaim from the taxman.
The tax success could mean similar savings for councils in waste partnerships across the country.
The government will be asked today to withdraw its controversial plans for a so-called pasty tax. Plans to extend VAT to all cooked takeaways led to protests organised by the Cornish Pasty Association.
Today Cornish MP Stephen Gilbert will propose that it should NOT apply to food that's been allowed to cool before sale.