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UK “pasty tax”

One of the current gripes (complaints) British people have with the government is over something in the Budget from the other week where George Osborne said they were going to make sure that VAT is charged for hot food “above ambient air temperature” (room temperature). (e.g. bakeries such as pasties.)

VAT (Value Added Tax): An extra charge (currently 20%) added onto “luxury” goods which goes to the government.

VAT-exempt: VAT is not charged.

“Easy as pie”: A set expression we use to describe a situation or action which is very easy.

“Heated debate”: Collocation referring to a debate or argument where the people are angry.

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