A PUB in Dunfermline is to cut the price of all food and non-alcoholic drink by 7.5 per cent for one day only.

Prices at The Guildhall and Linen Exchange (Wetherspoons) in High Street will be reduced to mark Tax Equality Day on Thursday, September 23.

The move is to highlight the benefit of a permanent VAT reduction in the hospitality industry, Wetherspoons says.

The pub's manager, Stephen Nesbitt, said: "It is unfair that supermarkets pay zero VAT on food, but pubs and restaurants, in normal circumstances, pay 20 per cent.

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

"Customers coming to The Guildhall and Linen Exchange on Thursday, September 23, will find the price of their food and non-alcoholic drink is lower than normal.

"However, as a result of the VAT increase to 12.5 per cent on October 1, we will have to increase food prices.

"Therefore, on Wednesday September 29, we will increase prices on our meals by 50p.

"We urge the chancellor (Rishi Sunak) to create tax equality between pubs and supermarkets by making the current VAT regime for pubs permanent."