PRICES at a Bridport pub will be lowered for one day only as part of a VAT campaign.

Wetherspoon pub The Greyhound is to cut the price of food and drink by 7.5 per cent on Thursday, September 15 - what the company is calling Tax Equality Day - to highlight the benefit of a permanent VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.

As an example, a customer spending £10 on food and drink will pay £9.25 on the day.

Manager of The Greyhound Nadine Lane, said: "It is unfair that supermarkets pay zero VAT on food, but pubs pay 20 per cent.

"Pubs have been under fantastic pressure for decades due to the tax disadvantages it has with supermarkets.

"It doesn't make sense for the hospitality industry to subsidise supermarkets.

"We urge the Chancellor to create tax equality between pubs and supermarkets."