Procter & Gamble will be forced to pay tens of millions of pounds in VAT after losing a legal battle with the taxman over its Pringles snack.
The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Revenue, which has long maintained that Pringles constitute a potato snack and are, therefore, liable for VAT.
A High Court judge ruled last summer that the snack was exempt from the tax.
Foods are usually exempt from VAT, but one of the few exceptions is the humble potato crisp.
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