First of all, we apologise for reaching out like this but we need all the help we can get at this time.
As you are aware, through COVID, hospitality received assistance from the Government and our VAT was reduced to 5%. This allowed us to raise the wages of our staff and maintain the same prices for you, our valued customers. Sadly, we now have no choice but to raise our prices, as many of the ingredients’ costs have increased. Some up to 40%.
On October 1st, VAT was increased to 12.5%. In March 2022, the Government will again increase VAT, this time to 20%.
VAT has always been a burden for the hospitality industry as food doesn’t have VAT and, unlike other industries, we have nothing to claim against VAT. (In Europe VAT for the hospitality industry is between 5 and 9%)
We need your support to help us convince the government that VAT should remain at 12.5% and not be raised to 20%. Help us, please, so that the food prices at your favourite restaurants do not go up and so that our staff can be paid normal wages!
UK Hospitality, that we are member off have created a template letter for you to send to your MP. This campaigning tool will mean that within 2 minutes you will be able to easily find your MP and edit a letter to personalise it before sending to them. Dead line for this campaign is 30th October.
We would appreciate if you can forward this to some of your friends.
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