Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Pasty Tax Timeline

Keep Calm Pasty
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

5:43am 29th May 2012

As the government backs down on plans for a pasty tax, here is the timeline on how Cornwall claimed victory...

March 21:The Chancellorreveals he plans to put VAT on pasties, causing a massive outcry in the Duchy.

March 23: Questions are asked in the Commons over why caviar escapes tax but pasties don't.

March 30: An online petition is launched to try to stop the proposals

April 2: The petition hits 100,000 signatures.

April 18: Despite the efforts of all Cornish MPs, the Pasty Tax passes through Parliament. They vow to fight on.

April 26: Cornish MPs and pasty producers march on Downing Street.

April 29: Hundreds brave the rain and wind to march through Falmouth in protest.
 
May 28: The Chancellor signals that he will ditch the pasty plan.
5:43am 29th May 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
bank notes money

Cornwall's Council Tax Rise Moves Closer

Officials have backed a budget plan to save £120 million by 2020

bank notes money

UPDATE: Cornwall Faces Another Rise In Council Tax

Draft Council budget includes cuts to frontline services and a £700 million investment plan

Most read
coastguard helicopter

UPDATE: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath

She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her

will young

WATCH: Bodmin's Will Young "Declines" Strictly Group Dance

Singer has apparently refused to appear on the final show

Top articles

VIDEO: The South-West Teens Caught With Indecent Images

Cornwall News: 10 have been questioned by police in three years

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Nigel Farage shortlisted for Time magazine's Person of the Year award

National News: Nigel Farage is on the shortlist for Time magazine's prestigious person of the year award.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Drake's Spotify reign stopped by The Weeknd

Showbiz News: The Weeknd has ended Drake's long reign as king of Spotify, topping the rapper's record of monthly listeners in November.

Security increased after Los Angeles terror attack threat

World News: Security is being enhanced at metro stations in Los Angeles after a "specific" threat of a terror attack close to a major Hollywood theme park.

Grieving Brazilian town honours plane crash victims

Sports News: Thousands of people have attended a service at a football stadium in Brazil to pay tribute to those who died in a plane crash.

Giant foam 'blob' leaks from airport hangar and spreads in Santa Clara

Strange News: A giant 'blob' of foam has taken over the streets of a Californian town after leaking from an airport hangar.

Newer article

Pasty Tax Scrapped

Cornwall News: Cornish campaigners claim victory as ministers back down on Budget plan

Older article

Plymouth Manager Stays

Cornwall News: Carl Fletcher has signed a new contract

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.