Roast dinners dying out: could tax kill it for good?

Sarah Coles
Cooked chickens
Cooked chickens

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The traditional Sunday roast is on its knees. More than half of us don't bother with one on a Sunday any more, and a third manage to stick to tradition less than once a month. A new campaign is warning that things are set to get even more desperate, because the government has imposed a new tax on a meat which is central to more than one in four of these roasts.

So what is going on: is this the end for the roast dinner?