Please ask your MP to pledge their support for a 1p
cut to beer duty
This page allows you to email your MP directly to
request their support for a cut in beer duty ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget.
On the 8th March, the Chancellor will be
making his Budget statement.
This provides you with an opportunity to lobby your
MP to support a 1p cut in beer duty and for a reduction in business rates for
The beer, brewing and pubs
sector now support nearly 900,000 jobs in the UK, and contributes £23.6bn to
the economy every year. We believe that a further cut would help
encourage investment, protect jobs and improve confidence in the sector.
help in previous years, we have been able to secure cuts to beer duty in 2013,
2014 and 2015 and last year, the Chancellor implemented a duty freeze.
However, the UK is still
paying among the highest rate of beer duty in Europe at 52.2p on the pint. This
compares to other big brewing nations which pay a tenth less than UK beer
drinkers such as Germany and Spain, who enjoy their beer at under 5p of duty on
CAMRA is also concerned about the taxation facing pubs.
CAMRA believe that the pub
is the home of responsible drinking; offering you the chance to socialise with
friends while you enjoy your pint. However, high taxation is driving people
away from community pubs and towards the supermarket and other stores to buy
some way to alleviate the tax pressure on pubs, we are calling for a reduction
of up to £5000 in business rates for pubs across England.
To reduce beer duty and support our pubs, we need
to make sure that the voices of beer drinkers across the UK are heard – and I
would urge you to email your MP to secure their support.
We have provided a suggested email based on what we
think our members would want to say. In addition, we also want to encourage
members to personalise their emails and add in their own thoughts, as this will
improve the range and quality of responses received.
contact your MP, please enter your details below.