Other new measures announced
Today the Chancellor announced VAT cuts on food, accommodation, eat in or hot takeaways, cinemas, zoos and theme parks.
From 15 July until 12 January 2021, the UK government will cut VAT from 20% to 5% on any eat-in or hot takeaway food and drinks from restaurants, cafes and pubs, excluding alcohol. This VAT reduction also applies to all holiday accommodation in hotels, B&Bs, campsites and caravan sites, as well as attractions like cinemas, theme parks and zoos
The Chancellor said hospitality and tourism had been badly impacted by coronavirus, and with two million workers employed in the sector it was important to ‘get pubs, restaurants, attractions and b&bs bustling again’.