beer duty

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.
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.
Bingo-gate could be the next pasty-gate. After a surprisingly uneventful Budget, George Osborne must have thought he could
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.
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?
The Chancellor brought some cheer to the nation's beer drinkers by scrapping a duty escalator blamed for closing pubs - and
George Osborne is to face another round of calls to scrap the beer duty escalator in the 2013 Budget. The TaxPayers Alliance
Is dry January harming the alcohol industry? The phenomenon, popular with city workers but increasingly being adopted by
The Treasury is unlikely to remove the crippling beer duty escalator tax despite an impassioned 180 minute debate in the
All Party Parliamentary Beer Group chairman Andrew Griffiths MP will call for a full Parliamentary debate on the impact of
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.
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.
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.