Urge your MP to back a 1p cut in Beer Duty

Wednesday 16 March 2016

We persuaded the Government to cut beer duty in the 2015 Budget for the third consecutive year. Despite these consecutive cuts, the UK is still paying the highest rate of beer duty of the top six brewing countries in the EU at 52.2 p per pint, compared to Germany which only pays 3.8 p per pint.

As we approach this year’s Budget on March 16, CAMRA is again calling on the Government to cut beer duty by a further 1p. We have commissioned the Centre for Economic and Business Research Ltd (Cebr) to produce a second report which identifies the benefits of a further cut in duty for pubs and the Industry.

This report has been sent to the Treasury, Government Ministers and MPs, and indicates that a further cut in duty and a subsequent freeze over the rest of the parliament would:

• Support the sale of an additional 1.3 billion pints by 2020

• Create an additional 13,000 jobs in bars and pubs across the UK

• Provide an additional £75 million of investment in the brewing industry by 2020

• Save just under 550 public houses from closure

To read the full report click here (PDF).

Now is the time to speak up and tell the Government we need a fourth consecutive cut in beer duty and a freeze in beer duty for the remainder of Parliament.

How can you help?

So far over 4,000 of you have written to your MPs. If you haven’t yet done so, there is still time to and help make a difference.

Please write to your MP today, requesting they contact the Chancellor about this very important issue. You can easily use our e-lobbying page

You can easily use our e-lobbying page, which can be viewed here.

Our continued success is down to you, so let’s make the 2016 Budget another one for beer drinkers.

Thank you for your support. With best wishes.

CAMRA Kernow