THE Wetherspoons owner was in Workington yesterday.

Tim Martin visited the town's Wetherspoons, the Henry Bessemer, to promote their Tax Equality Day.

He met Workington MP, Mark Jenkinson, in the pub.

On September 23, Wetherspoon chains across the UK will be deducting 7.5 percent off their current prices for Tax Equality Day.

A pint of beer costing £1.99 will be reduced to £1.84 and a traditional breakfast will cost £3.59 will cost £3.32 on the day.

At present all food and drink in pubs is subject to five per cent VAT as a result of the VAT cut by the Chancellor in July 2020.

This will change on October 1, when the VAT rate will rise to 12.5 per cent, with the government's aim of returning VAT to 20 per cent, in stages, in 2022.