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Twickenham Greggs depot counts cost of pasty tax
The beleaguered Greggs depot in Twickenham could suffer further setbacks after the Chancellor added VAT on warm meat pies and other hot food.
The chain has warned George Osborne’s pasty tax could lead to job cuts and closures in the bakery industry.
It comes after the Greggs depot, in Edwin Road, Twickenham, came under attack from neighbours who complained about its vehicles lining the street and causing too much noise.
A troublemaker allegedly threw while paint over a Greggs lorry, while a disgruntled resident attempted to block others from entering the site last month.
Campaigners have launched a petition calling for the depot – which serves 138 stores across London and the south-east of England – to move.
Greggs, which has shops in King Street, Twickenham, and Broad Street, Teddington, said it was treating its neighbours’ concerns seriously and would try to reduce the noise disturbance.