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When VAT is unfair

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Published on Tuesday 13th September 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 13th September 2012

Signatures: 2

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When VAT is unfair

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In the past, companies trading in both zero and standard rated supplies have been known to take advantage, and have been stopped. Supermarkets seem now to have that advantage.

In the light of current food cost inflation is it right for essential food purchases to subsidise alcohol still seen to be sold at such low prices in supermarkets.

I think government should debate the merits of higher alcohol duty in the off trade and reconsider if supermarkets can be truly responsible retailers of alcohol.

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