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First foodservice distributor joins VAT Club

14 January 2015 by
First foodservice distributor joins VAT Club

Bidvest 3663 has become the first major foodservice distributor to join the VAT Club.

The VAT Club, led by Jacques Borel, aims to reduce the level of VAT on hospitality activities to 5%.

Bidvest 3663 chief executive Andrew Selley, said: "A number of our customers are members of the VAT Club and as a large supplier operating within the sector, we want to do what we can to help.

"The reduction in VAT would enable the hospitality sector to better compete with food retail, where the VAT rate on the majority of food products is 0%."

He added that a reduction in VAT would allow Bidvest 3663's customers to charge lower prices and create more jobs.

VAT Club chairman Jacques Borel said: "We are delighted to welcome Bidvest 3663 to the campaign to reduce VAT.

"The company is at the heart of the hospitality sector, serving thousands of customers daily

"It fully understands how a reduction in VAT would boost all of those working in this important sector of industry."

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