Fast food enthusiasts can get their chops around a range of cut price McDonald’s meals from today.
Last week chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that VAT would be reduced from 20% to 5% to get Brits spending again.
The eased tax burden has led McDonald’s to slash the price of a number of classics.
The newly priced items will be available from 5am on Wednesday.
Diners can look forward to a 40p reduction on Extra Value Meals and 30p off Happy Meals.
Big hitters including McNuggets, the Big Mac and Quarter Pounders with cheese will be 20p cheaper.
Alternative burgers such as the Filet O’Fish, the McChicken sandwich and Veggie Deluxe will be 20p cheaper as well.
McMuffins are to cost 30p less while breakfast meals are a full 50p less dear.
Black and white coffee will sell for 99p, instead of £1.39, and premium coffees such as cappuccino and latte will cost £1.49 instead of £1.79.
It should be noted that franchisees can set their own prices, so things may change.
Sadly fries, McNuggets and cheese sides will stay at their current price.
In a bid to maintain social distancing in its restaurants McDonald’s claims that up to 70 per cent of capacity has been removed.
Mr Sunak said the VAT cut will “get the sectors moving and protect jobs” as the Government prepares to close the furlough scheme in October.
The cut will run until January 12, 2021 and will include takeaways and meals out as well as hotel, B&B and campsite stays.
However, it will only apply where businesses decide to pass the discount on.
“These changes are being brought in as an urgent response to the coronavirus pandemic to support businesses severely affected by forced closures and social distancing measures,” a Government spokesman said.