LEFT your dinner at home? Or perhaps you just don't fancy making tea tonight?

We may be able to help as all Wetherspoon’s pubs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be cutting the price of all food and drink by 7.5 per cent today, Wednesday.  

The discount means a meal and drinks which previously cost £10 will for one day only come in at £9.25.  

The pub chain is backing a national Tax Equality Day aimed at highlighting the benefit of a VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.

At present, all food and drinks in pubs are subject to 20 per cent VAT, compared with food in supermarkets which benefits from zero-rate VAT.

As a result, supermarkets are able to use that saving to sell alcohol at a discounted rate.

Tim Martin, Wetherspoon’s chairman, said: “We are proud to support the campaign to reduce the level of VAT in the pub industry.

"On Tax Equality Day, customers in our pubs will find the price of their drinks and food to be lower than normal.

"We are keen to highlight the amount which customers would save, if VAT in pubs were lowered permanently.

"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.

"Creating tax equality among pubs, restaurants and supermarkets will fulfil many government objectives. It will create more jobs and raise the amount of taxes which the government receives, since pubs and restaurants pay more taxes and create more jobs than supermarkets do.

“It is a win-win situation for the government and our industry.”