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'Pasty tax' confusion continues

The decision to add VAT to the price of all food sold at "above ambient temperature" has confused and angered many.

David Cameron says the change was introduced to make sure the rules regarding sales of hot food are fairly applied, but critics say the lack of definition of "ambient temperature" will cause unnecessary complexity.

Mark Edwardson reports.

  • 29 Mar 2012
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