'Ancient institution of the pub' being put at risk by high tax
'Ancient institution of the pub' is being put at risk by high tax and cheap supermarket drinks, claims Wetherspoon boss
The outspoken boss of Wetherspoon says that the ‘ancient institution of the pub’ is at risk due to sky-high taxes.
As he revealed sales are still below pre-pandemic levels despite a surge over Christmas, Tim Martin said the disparity between taxes on pubs and supermarkets was the ‘biggest threat’ to a recovery from Covid.
He argued that supermarkets can sell …