WHAT DO YOU THINK OF VAT BEING ADDED TO HOT TAKEAWAY ITEMS?*

MELISSA CARSTENS | MIZUHO

“At the moment, prices have been going up anyway. It’s a treat getting pasties and hot sandwiches, so people will probably continue to look at it as non-essential and stop buying it so frequently.”

KAT ROSTAMI | CALVIN KLEIN

“I think the addition of the VAT will deter some people from buying things that were not taxed before. People are struggling at the moment and need to cut back on treats like that.”

ANDREW WIFFEN | BGC

“Although our wages aren’t going up, our hours are, so when you work in London you usually have to buy your lunch. Most people don’t have time to make sandwiches the night before work. I know I’ll continue to buy hot takeaways, even if the prices do go up.”