VIDEO - Smoke ban hits takings

5th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

5/1/11 - Over half the Belgian pubs and restaurants that went smoke free last year have registered a fall in takings. The hospitality industry says that the VAT reduction to 12% helped limit the damage to restaurants but now wants the measure extended to pubs. Stringent checks mean that only 10% of premises are now flouting the smoking ban. A total ban is being introduced in all pubs by 2014.

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