A PUB in Bromsgrove will be cutting all of its food and drink prices for one day this month, to demonstrate the benefits of VAT reduction.

The Golden Cross Hotel is taking part in Tax Equality Day on September 20, a nationwide campaign against the 20 per cent VAT rate on food and drink, that all pubs are currently subject to.

Bosses at Wetherspoons, which run the High Street branch, are calling for the rate to be reduced so that they can sell alcohol at a discounted price.

All food and drink will be marked down by 7.5 per cent that Wednesday.

Golden Cross manager Cassie Harwood said: "We are proud to support the campaign to reduce the level of VAT within the pub industry.

"Customers coming to the pub on Wednesday, September 20 will find the price of their food and drink is lower than normal.

"We are keen to highlight the amount customers could save if VAT in pubs was lowered permanently.

"So, for example, the total price of a meal and drinks for an individual would be reduced from £10 to £9.25 on Tax Equality Day.

"A reduction in the level of VAT on a long-term basis will generate growth and create jobs in the important leisure and hospitality sector and help the high street of which pubs are an integral part."