A criminal gang that ran a £15 million illicit alcohol operation in the UK has been jailed for a total of 19 years after being caught with piles of ‘dirty’ cash.
A number of pubs and high street restaurants are taking part in the kind of protest that consumers like to see as they cut prices in a battle against VAT.
Pubs, restaurants and other UK hospitality outlets are being urged to cut their prices by 7.5% as part of a national day of action aimed at bringing in VAT parity.
Two men have been jailed after being found guilty of excise duty and VAT evasion after trying to smuggle illicit Italian wine into the UK.
The Wine & Spirit Trade Association warns that consumers cannot afford further alcohol duty hikes in this month’s Budget.
The dilemma facing the government is how to reduce the national deficit whilst protecting employment.
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