Pasty Tax

Osborne Urged To Tax Books, Food And Children's Clothes

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to slap VAT on the likes of books, children's clothes and a range of food in a recommendation by the International Monet...

#LetThemEatBingo Tweet From Shapps Is Just The Worst

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

Bingo-gate could be the next pasty-gate. After a surprisingly uneventful Budget, George Osborne must have thought he could rest easy tonight. H...

LOOK: Play 'U-Turn' - The Game Of Chaos And Confusion!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Whether you're unsure of your own mind, unable to come up with a workable policy, or just keep making mistakes - you'll love the fun new game 'U-Turn'...

Charlie Thomas

Have We All Gone Off Pasties?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Greggs, the bakery business, has reported a 2.9% fall in like-for-like sales for its Christmas trading period. The high street chain, well known fo...

'Pasty Tax' Campaigner Quits Greggs

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

High street bakery Greggs has announced the departure of its chief executive Ken McMeikan. McMeikan became well known to the public for spearheadin...

Minimum Wage Rises As Unions Warn That Workers Will Actually Be Worse Off

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

A rise in the minimum wage has come into effect, leading to a bigger pay packet for some workers, but the low-paid will actually be worse off, accordi...

Who Stole John Mann's Nuts?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Politics

Has someone got it in for the Labour MP for Bassetlaw? After the trauma of his wife receiving a rotting dead bird in the post, John Mann had now h...

This Didn't Help Greggs

PA | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

Bakery chain Greggs' success in fighting off the Government's unpopular pasty tax failed to rub off on the company's sales figures today. Despite i...

U-Turns Mean We Are 'Listening' Says Chancellor

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has defended his decision to perform a series of U-turns over measures announced in this year's Budget. The chancellor said the plan...

'Grit And Resolve': David Cameron Defends Budget U-Turns

PA | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron insisted his Government had "resolve, strength and grit" as he defended a string of enforced U-turns on tax measures. The Prime Minis...

Conservatives Say the Funniest Things

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

People are bonkers. I know this. I witness it on a daily basis and have learnt in recent years that 'normal' is not something that happens in humanity.

Chris Wimpress

Senior Tory: The U-Turns Really Need To Stop

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics

Senior Tory MP Nick de Bois has warned that the continuing U-turns by the government are "frustrating" and "irritating" to Tory Backbenchers, suggesti...

'The Press Can Drive A Weak Government Like A Flock Of Sheep'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics

The power of the press is now far greater than the power of parliament, Ken Clarke has said. Giving evidence to the Leveson inquiry on Wednesday, t...

PREDICT: What Will The Government U-Turn On Next?

The Huffington Post UK \ | Chris Wimpress | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics

Another week, another series of U-turns - at least that's how it feels. The news that the pasty tax has proved too hot too handle and the caravan tax ...

Pasty Tax Climbdown: Another Lib Dem Victory

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has produced another spectacular U-turn by reversing plans to put VAT on pasties and similar varieties of hot food - as long as those ...

Pasties Reprieve In Government VAT U-Turn

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Government has signalled retreat on controversial tax rises on pasties and caravans, in a move costing the Treasury £70 million. Following a p...

Greggs Boss Ready For Pasty Tax Showdown

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

The chief executive of bakery chain Greggs stepped up his fight against the "completely confusing" pasty tax on Wednesday ahead of a meeting with the ...

Are Pasties Better Than Beer?

Mark J Daniels | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Politics
Mark J Daniels

If you've got a pub in your village, have a loved one employed by the industry or simply can't stomach the thought of carrying on drinking if the average price of a pint exceeds four quid, you can add your voice to CAMRA's campaign and sign the e-petition.

Stirring Up a VAT of Trouble: An Analysis of the Pasty Tax

Lindsey Suddaby | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Lindsey Suddaby

Let's not forget the humble pasty started life as a portable lunch for ordinary working fishermen and tin miners. Ken McMeikan, CEO of Greggs, summed it up well when he said: "people simply can not afford to pay 20% more for everyday food."

Pasty Tax: The Government Need to Drop Their Flaky Proposals and Get This Issue Off Their Plate

Stephen Gilbert | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Politics
Stephen Gilbert

The proposals for a 'Pasty Tax' have certainly caused a stir in Westminster and across the country. It will have been hard to avoid the media furore on this, one of a series of measures in last month's budget which have attracted criticism from across the board.

Bakers To Stage Downing Street 'Pasty Tax' Protest

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Politics

Hundreds of bakers will protest outside Downing Street today during a day of action over the controversial "pasty tax". About 300 pasty manufacture...

The Pasty Tax and Arses: How They Compare

Rachel Wilson-Couch | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Wilson-Couch

The argument against pasties being taxed is that they are baked goods, like bread, intended to be eaten when cool. To add further insult, the tax will hit both bakeries and supermarkets alike, with no concessions to the smaller chains over the commercial beasts already sucking so much out of our high streets.

Lib Dems 'Hoodwinking' Public With Pasty Tax Leaflet

Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats have been criticised by Labour for publishing a campaign leaflet which features the slogan "stop the Tories taxing our pasties"....

After Blocking 'Pasty Tax' Balls Pledges To See Off 'Granny Tax'

PA | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics

Labour will today mount a fresh attempt to inflict political pain on the government over Chancellor George Osborne's Budget. Shadow chancellor Ed B...

Noisy PMQs Sees Cameron On The Ropes

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Politics

Well what do you know, a PMQs followed some unemployment statistics that weren't bad for the government! And David Cameron wasn't going to let those ...