Pasty tax changes welcomed at Greggs in Rugby

MHRA-29-05-12 Greggs May73 MP Mark Pawsey visiting Greggs in Clock Towers, talking to Hani McBeath (Shop Manager), about the controversial 'pasty tax
MHRA-29-05-12 Greggs May73 MP Mark Pawsey visiting Greggs in Clock Towers, talking to Hani McBeath (Shop Manager), about the controversial 'pasty tax

THE government’s U-turn on the controversial ‘pasty tax’ has been welcomed by Rugby MP Mark Pawsey.

Following the announcement that VAT would be added to freshly baked foods, Mr Pawsey was contacted by concerned members of staff at Gregg’s in Rugby.

Mr Pawsey agreed to meet with staff at the bakery in Rugby’s Clock Towers - but the Coalition abandoned the plan the day before the meeting.

Mr Pawsey said: “The chancellor announced that as long as hot takeaway food is cooling naturally, it will not be subject to 20 per cent VAT, as planned. This is great news for retailers as well as the many people who enjoy a pasty for lunch.”