Fish and chips could soar ABOVE £20 after Chancellor’s lack of support in mini-budget

A fish and chips supper could soon cost more than £20, with chippies warning that their prices are set to increase by more than 50 per cent in the next few months.

It comes as takeaway owners have criticised the lack of support provided to small businesses in today’s mini-budget and pleaded with the government to help their struggling industry.

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng put forward a series of tax-slashing new measures when he took to the floor of the House of Commons this morning.

And among the eye-catching announcements was a decision to fix corporation tax at 19 per cent, while restricting the basic rate of income tax to the same low figure.

But Steven Dhillon, whose family owns the award-winning Fisherman’s Bay chippie in Whitley Bay, said these measures would do nothing to help his business, which is struggling with the rising costs of fish, oil and energy.

‘We are having to increase our prices,’ Mr Dhillon said. ‘But also take a lot on our own shoulders. We can’t pass it all on…

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