Wetherspoons. The Great British tradition of value for money food and booze, friendly service and usually Sky Sports News playing somewhere silently.
And as if it wasn’t cheap enough already ‘Spoons is slashing their prices for one day only on Wednesday September 20.
Customers can enjoy an extra discount of 7.5 per cent on their food and booze across all of England, Wales and Northern Ireland on this very special day.
According to The Coventry Telegraph it is all to do with a protest over tax.
The chain is backing Tax Equality Day which aims to highlight the benefit of a VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.
Currently pubs and restaurants have to charge 20 per cent VAT on any food or drink they sell whereas supermarkets pay zero on theirs.
Wetherspoons is joining forces with other business across the UK in protest.
In a statement Wetherspoon’s chairman, Tim Martin, said:
We are proud to support the campaign to reduce the level of VAT in the pub industry.
On Tax Equality Day, customers in our pubs will find the price of their drinks and food to be lower than normal.
We are keen to highlight the amount which customers would save, if VAT in pubs were lowered permanently.
A reduction in the level of VAT, on a long-term basis, will generate growth and create jobs in the important leisure and hospitality sector.
Creating tax equality among pubs, restaurants and supermarkets will fulfil many government objectives.
Of course, the best way of highlighting how much customers could save if VAT was slashed would be to do a 20% discount, but any discount counts.
Get the date booked in your diaries folks and head to your local ‘Spoons.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.