THREE pubs in Hillingdon are to cut the price of all food and drink by 7.5 per cent on Thursday, September 24.

The Botwell Inn in Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, The Tichenham Inn in Swakeleys Road, Ickenham, and JJ Moons in Victoria Road, Ruislip Manor, are supporting Tax Equality Day, aimed at highlighting the benefit of a permanent VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.

Prices at the Wetherspoon pubs will be reduced for one day only.

At present, food and drink in pubs is subject to five per cent VAT as a result of the cut by the Chancellor in July.

Botwell Inn manager Sarah Clinton said: "We are urging the Chancellor to create tax equality between pubs and supermarkets by making the current VAT regime for pub food and soft drinks permanent."