"While many in the pub and bar industry will raise a pint to today’s penny reduction, some will still be looking for help from the next government in other areas. With the minimum wage set to gradually increase to £8.00 over the next parliamentary period, the industry will hope for support in reducing red tape, business rates and VAT, in order to balance the books."
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