Beer Duty

Why the Government Needs to Support our Beer Industry

David Forde | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Forde

A duty cut will encourage businesses like ours to continue to invest in UK beer, cider and pubs, securing a sustainable future for this great British industry. And, with 20million pints of beer enjoyed every day in Britain - it will help ensure that a hard-earned pint remains an affordable pleasure for millions of consumers around the country.

Historic Hat-Trick Essential for UK's Economic Growth

Steve McAllister | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics
Steve McAllister

British drinkers are not getting a fair deal compared to their counterparts in the rest of the EU. Despite being the second most important brewing nation in Europe, beer duty in the UK remains significantly higher than our European neighbours.

#LetThemEatBingo Tweet From Shapps Is Just The Worst

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

Bingo-gate could be the next pasty-gate. After a surprisingly uneventful Budget, George Osborne must have thought he could rest easy tonight. H...

Budget 2013: Scrapping of Beer Duty Escalator Is Welcome

Steve O'Connell | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics
Steve O'Connell

Measures in the Chancellor's budget - not just the cancellation of the 6p beer duty rise, but the further 1p cut, as well as the scrapping of the beer duty escalator- are a welcome step to help protect the livelihoods of our publicans. However, borough councils also need to step in with stricter planning policies that favour protecting pubs as community hubs.

Budget 2013 - What Does It Mean for Single Parents?

Caroline Davey | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Davey

George Osborne started his budget speech by saying it was "a Budget for people who aspire to work hard and get on". Given that we know single parents absolutely aspire to work hard and want to get on, what was there in the budget to help them?

Penny Off A Pint Brings Cheer For Drinkers

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics

The Chancellor brought some cheer to the nation's beer drinkers by scrapping a duty escalator blamed for closing pubs - and going further by cutting d...

Charlie Thomas

Beer Tax Row Escalates Ahead Of The Budget | Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

George Osborne is to face another round of calls to scrap the beer duty escalator in the 2013 Budget. The TaxPayers Alliance has stepped up a campa...

Charlie Thomas

Should We Have A Pint For The Sake Of The Economy? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

Is dry January harming the alcohol industry? The phenomenon, popular with city workers but increasingly being adopted by adults outside of the sou...

Hop To It! Commons Tells Government To Review Beer Tax Escalator

Charlie Thomas | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

The Treasury is unlikely to remove the crippling beer duty escalator tax despite an impassioned 180 minute debate in the House of Commons and a unanim...

I'll Have A Pint Of Victory... MPs Call For Debate On The Future Of Beer Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

All Party Parliamentary Beer Group chairman Andrew Griffiths MP will call for a full Parliamentary debate on the impact of beer taxes, following a pet...

Pubs: A Safe Place To Forget Your Children...

Mark J Daniels | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Politics
Mark J Daniels

Perhaps now would be a good time for Mr Cameron to wax lyrical about how good pubs are for communities; a great first step would be for him to remove the Alcohol Duty Escalator.

Are Pasties Better Than Beer?

Mark J Daniels | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Politics
Mark J Daniels

If you've got a pub in your village, have a loved one employed by the industry or simply can't stomach the thought of carrying on drinking if the average price of a pint exceeds four quid, you can add your voice to CAMRA's campaign and sign the e-petition.

Politicians are Ignoring the Plight of the Great British Pub

Nik Darlington | Posted 28.10.2011 | UK Politics
Nik Darlington

Minimum alcohol pricing is the right step towards reversing the increasing trend of drinking at home, although some doctors claim that the base price is too low. On beer duty, however, it appears pubs will have to dig into their own pockets again for the next round. The Treasury is certainly not buying it.