Greggs set to report sales decline

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The publicity boost enjoyed by Greggs as it fought its corner in the pasty tax row will not stop it reporting a sales decline on Tuesday.

Greggs boss Ken McMeikan spearheaded a fightback against Chancellor George Osborne's plans to extend the 20% VAT tax to its pasties and sausage rolls when he marched on Downing Street to deliver a 300,000-strong petition from angry customers.