However, lower VAT and tax equality will eventually lead to lower prices, more employment, busier high streets and more taxes for the Government. Credit: JD Wetherspoon Lavazza coffee and tea will be discounted to £1.29 (down 16p on average), and soft drinks will start at £1.69 for a Diet Pepsi and £1.79 for a standard Pepsi (down 11p). The company said it will fully pass on the tax cut to its customers from Wednesday, including real ale, coffee, soft drinks, breakfasts and other food. ... Wetherspoon pub … The chain's latest scheme will see prices on meals and drinks reduced from Monday to Wednesday until November 11 at around 700 Wetherspoon pubs in the UK, with a … VAT will be reduced from 20 per cent to five per cent for hospitality businesses on Wednesday, in a bid to boost firms which have struggled during the pandemic and encourage consumers to spend. Picture: JD Wetherspoon/PA Wire. Wetherspoon has cut the price of a pint in its pubs to just £1.29 in what it dubbed "Sunak’s specials" after the Chancellor’s VAT cuts. It re-opened all of its 750 pubs in England on July 4. Show-off biker jailed for Caerphilly horror crash, Cwmbran teen with Cerebral Palsy competes at surfing world championships, NEW ARRIVALS: A huge welcome to these Gwent babies, Newport: The Godfrey Morgan, Chepstow Road, Newport: The John Wallace Linton, Cambrian Centre, Newport: The Queen’s Hotel, Bridge Street, Abertillery: The Pontlottyn, Somerset Street, Blackwood: The Wyndham Arms, Dunraven Place, Caerphilly: The Malcolm Uphill, Cardiff Road, Chepstow: The Bell Hanger, St Mary Street, Ebbw Vale: The Picture House, Market Street, Monmouth: The King’s Head, Agincourt Square. The firm said that the price of a pint of Ruddles Bitter will be reduced by an average of 50p to just £1.29 at 764 of its pubs, starting on July 15 with all reductions implemented by July 20. The remainder are set to re-open in phases, starting with its Scottish pubs on Wednesday. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Data returned from the Piano 'meterActive/meterExpired' callback event. He sold 510,725 shares at a price of £9.84 per share, it emerged last Friday. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has also announced a scheme to support restaurants which allows diners to claim 50 per cent off meals on Monday to Wednesday up to a maximum saving of £10. Prices at the company’s other 103 pubs, located in city centres, airports and stations, will be around £1 higher, but will still be reduced, Wetherspoons said. Wetherspoon, which has 867 pubs, has produced posters praising Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a 'legend' after the decision to reduce VAT from 20 per cent to 5 per cent, Breakfasts will be reduced to £3.49, down 41p; pizzas including a soft drink will start from £5.49, down 66p; and burgers and a drink will start from £4.99, down 66p. “A VAT reduction will help pubs and restaurants reverse this trend – creating more jobs, helping high streets and eventually generating more tax income for the government. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. But these pubs will have price reductions of at least 10p per drink and 20p per meal. “However, lower VAT and tax equality will eventually lead to lower prices, more employment, busier high streets and more taxes for the government.”. Striking French dockers stop ferries running between Dover and Calais as port bosses warn of 'very strong... Boris Johnson to tell UN leaders 'climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus' today. Messages including Sunak's Specials and Dishi Rishi will be displayed alongside details of lower prices on some drinks and food in place from this Wednesday. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. JD Wetherspoon handout photo of a poster advertising new prices following the decision to cut VAT on food, coffee and soft drinks. Sunak's Specials: Wetherspoon to slash prices following VAT cut. Sweden shifts towards lockdown measures: Chief scientist says he is now considering short 'chain-breaking'... JANET STREET-PORTER: Boris has no plan, no credibility and yet he dares blame the VOTERS for the mess we're... A price we can't afford to pay: Billions for a new bailout, the Budget cancelled, a 'wipeout' over home... Boris Johnson is urged to take action on 'long Covid' and formally recognise debilitating side effects of... NHS Covid app 'may WRONGLY tell a THIRD of users to self-isolate' after incorrectly reading 2m... Major Covid outbreak at Glasgow University as 124 students catch virus while 600 are told to self-isolate -... More than a FIFTH of UK adults will refuse to have the coronavirus vaccine when one is made, study reveals.