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  1. VAT cut would be 'helpful boost' for hospitality

    Guy Siddal
    Image caption: Bristol restaurant owner Guy Siddal wants the chancellor to keep reduced VAT rates for the hospitality sector

    Like many in the hospitality sector, Guy Siddal, co-owner of Japanese restaurant Eatchu in Bristol, is struggling to recruit new staff and dealing with supply chain issues.

    But he says what he would really like to see in the Budget is a break on tax rates. Before the pandemic, VAT was 20% but it was cut to 5% to help businesses. It was then lifted to 12.5% at the beginning of October.

    "I would say I would certainly like to see the VAT rate stay at 12.5% for the hospitality sector," Guy tells us.

    "Ideally I would like it to be rolled back to 5% because that was an incredibly helpful boost for us during what was an incredibly difficult year.”

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    Video caption: What is being done to combat drinks being spiked in Bristol?

    University of Bristol student Ilana Elbaz said she was "fully paralysed" after being spiked.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Bristol northbound severe disruption, from J18 for M49 to J17 for A4018.

    M5 Bristol - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J18 M49 in City of Bristol to J17, A4018 (Cribbs Causeway) in Gloucestershire, because of a breakdown.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M32 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M32 Bristol northbound severe disruption, from J3 for A4320 Easton Way to J2 for B4058 Stapleton Road.

    M32 Bristol - One lane closed on M32 northbound in City of Bristol from J3, A4320 (St Pauls) to J2, B4058 (Eastville), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time