CUSTOMERS at a Barrow pub will be able to get cheaper food and drink as it sets to cut the price of goods for one day only.

The Furness Railway will cut prices by 7.5 per cent on Thursday, September 15, to highly the benefit of a permanent VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.

Prices will be reduced for one day only to mark Tax Equality Day in the Abbey Road Wetherspoon pub.

So, for example, a customer spending £10 on food and drink will only pay £9.25 on Tax Equality Day.

All food and drink in pubs is subject to 20 per cent VAT.

By comparison, supermarkets pay zero VAT on food, and are able to use that saving to sell alcohol to its customers at a discounted price.

The pub's manager Rob Hope says that pubs have faced high pressure due to ‘tax disadvantages’ when compared with that of supermarkets, labelling the difference as ‘unfair’.

He said: "It is unfair that supermarkets pay zero VAT on food, but pubs pay 20 per cent.

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

"It doesn't make sense for the hospitality industry to subsidise supermarkets.

"Customers coming to The Furness Railway on Thursday, September 15, will find the price of their food and drink is lower than normal.

"We urge the Chancellor to create tax equality between pubs and supermarkets."

In previous years, thousands of pubs have reduced prices and joined together on Tax Equality Day in a campaign to reduce the burden of tax on pubs.

The Furness Railway is open from 7am-12am from Sunday to Thursday and 7am-1am Friday to Saturday.