Why else would he consider a tax on bacon, sausages, butter and black pudding?
" "B&Bs are one of the glories of the British tourist industry...
the antidote to the claustrophobic uniformity of chain hotels.
Britain’s vast network of B&Bs is something that foreigners envy
but appear unable to emulate." The Times, 12 June 2008
The "Bed and Breakfast" sector in the UK is a £2 billion 'cottage industry'. The best of the new generation of B&Bs are everything tourists now look for: small-scale, individual, high quality and with one-to-one personal service. The total "bedstock" of independent B&Bs makes up a fifth of the total 'serviced accommodation' sector in the UK.
The B&B sector's turnover is over £2 billion, making it 28% bigger than the 'budget hotels' sector, and 35% of the size of the UK's hotels sector."
The Bed and Breakfast Association."
There must be a a more relevant way to tackle obesity than attacking small business and national cuisine.