The Beer Tax Escalator: CAMRA members lobby MPs

Posted on December 13th, 2012 by Robin Goldsmith in Beer, Drink

Pub beer

According to CAMRA, 3 million fewer UK adults visit the pub on a regular basis as a result of the beer duty escalator, which increases tax on alcohol by 2% above the inflation rate each year. This, in turn, is being blamed as a major contributory factor for the increase in pub closures. Therefore, following a 106,000 signature e-petition, CAMRA organised its biggest ever campaigning event, as over 1,200 members lobbied Parliament yesterday, demanding an end to this damaging piece of legislation.


Read the rest of this article »

5 Comments
Add Your Comment

Latest News

Check out my reports, reviews and recommendations on The Write Taste, including my latest Tipple of the Month.

Facebook

Twitter

Recent Comments

Robin: Hi Thanks for the comments and well said. I th...
eastcottvineyard: Hi, I think the subject of local v.organic is very...
andrew: "... thanks to Wetherspoons, it is still possible ...
Robin: Hi Andy It's also worth bearing in mind that pu...
andrew: Thanks for clarifying Robin. In an article publish...
Robin: Hi Andrew The duty is paid as soon as beer leav...
andrew: A question: is the beer tax escalator applied to t...
Puma66: Yes, I think fun crisps are good...think they shou...
alex bonham: Sad to see - I hope he has a good retirement....
Robin: Many thanks Giovanni for your considered response....

Tags

(4) (1) (6) (1) (3) (1) (1) (1) (1) (2) (3) (1) (1) (6) (1) (2) (1) (1) (1) (2) (1) (1) (1) (1) (2) (1) (1) (1) (3) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (9)

Archive

Links

For the complete list of posts click here »