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A coalition of industry trade groups and associations are calling on the Chancellor to scrap the alcohol duty escalator on wines and spirits and freeze beer duty in the Budget 2014.

Trade rallying cry for final push to scrap Alcohol Duty Escalator

20-Feb-2014 - The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has issued a rallying cry for the trade to work together and persuade the Chancellor to cut duty on wine and spirits at next month’s Budget.

Health groups urge Osborne to keep duty escalator

18-Feb-2014 - An umbrella group representing health alcohol campaigners has written to Chancellor George Osborne urging him to resist industry calls to abandon the alcohol duty escalator.

BBPA report strengthens case for Budget beer duty freeze

06-Feb-2014 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has urged the Government to freeze beer duty after new research revealed 900,000 jobs are dependent on the beer and pub sector.

Beer duty freeze would secure 2,400 jobs this year, say leading figures

29-Jan-2014 - A freeze in beer duty would secure 2,400 jobs this year alone and promote growth and investment in Britain’s vital brewing and pub sector.

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Why the Alcohol Duty Escalator needs to be scrapped

27-Jan-2014 - Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Wine and Spirit group, explains why he is calling for an end to the Alcohol Duty Escalator.

New campaign officially launched to end 'alcohol super tax'

17-Jan-2014 - A new campaign has been officially launched to end the alcohol 'super tax', known as the alcohol duty escalator, at a parliamentary reception hosted by Priti Patel MP.   

Budget 2013: Consumers give overwhelming support for beer duty freeze

19-Mar-2013 - Consumers have given overwhelming support to calls for a freeze in beer duty in the Budget tommorrow.

Beer Duty Debate: Beer in danger of becoming a luxury item

05-Mar-2013 - A pint of beer is in danger of becoming a luxury item, Conservative MP for Nuneaton Marcus Jones has told the House of Commons today during a debate on the beer duty escalator.

Beer Duty Debate: Treasury minister Sajid Javid "can't make commitments" to scrap escalator

05-Mar-2013 - Treasury minister Sajid Javid has again refused to commit to scrapping the beer duty escalator, in a debate on the issue in Parliament this morning.

Scrap beer duty escalator campaign needs consumer support, says TaxPayers' Alliance

26-Feb-2013 - Consumers will be able to drive MPs to show support of scrapping the beer duty escalator at next month’s Budget.

TaxPayers’ Alliance calls for beer duty escalator abolition

26-Feb-2013 - The campaign to scrap the beer duty escalator has received greater backing with the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) launching a further push before the Budget next month.

Picture Gallery: CAMRA Mass Lobby on Beer Duty

13-Dec-2012 - Yesterday saw 1,200 CAMRA members descend on Westminster to lobby their MP about reviewing the beer duty escalator. The PMA has put together a photo gallery of the day's events.

CAMRA beer duty rally: SIBA encourages Government to invest in pubs

13-Dec-2012 - The treasury should be investing in the pub trade, rather than taxing it, to get the most rewards - that's the view of Julian Grocock, chief executive of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

CAMRA beer duty rally: MPs and speakers give their views on the beer duty escalator

12-Dec-2012 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) mass lobby saw a range of speakers rally against the beer duty escalator.

CAMRA beer duty rally: Escalator is "crippling the industry" says MP Andrew Griffiths

12-Dec-2012 - The rally to scrap the beer duty escalator has kicked off with pro-pubs MP Andrew Griffiths saying that the measure is “crippling the industry”.

CAMRA stats show regular pub visitors down 3 million since beer duty escalator introduced

12-Dec-2012 - The number of regular pub goers in the UK has declined by 3 million people since the beer duty escalator was introduced in 2008, according to new figures from the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA).

SIBA brewers send beer to CAMRA rally

11-Dec-2012 - Brewers from the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) are sending ales to Westminster on Wednesday to ensure none of the expected 1,000 people rallying against the beer duty escalator go dry.

Last call for registrations for CAMRA beer duty rally

06-Dec-2012 - Licensees have less than a week to register to attend a mass rally at Westminster to lobby the Government and call for the beer-duty escalator to be scrapped.

Licensees encouraged to join mass rally to fight beer duty escalator

16-Nov-2012 - Licensees are being encouraged by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to attend a mass rally at Westminster to lobby the Government and call for the beer-duty escalator to be scrapped.

Beer Duty: Andrew Griffiths puts pressure on Treasury to review escalator with early day motion

09-Nov-2012 - All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group chairman Andrew Griffiths MP has tabled an early day motion (EDM) calling for a review of the economic and social impact of the beer duty escalator before the 2013 Budget.

Treasury confirms it has 'no plans' for beer duty escalator review

09-Nov-2012 - The Treasury has confirmed that it has no plans to review the beer-duty escalator just days after a debate in the House of Commons saw MPs vote unanimously for a reassessment.

Beer Duty Debate: Treasury minister vows to do more to help pubs

01-Nov-2012 - Treasury minister Sajid Javid has vowed to take away the messages from the beer duty escalator debate today and “make sure the Government does more to help the industry”.

Beer Duty Debate: Greg Mulholland backs "progressive tax to help the British pub"

01-Nov-2012 - All-Party Parliamentary Save The Pub Group chairman Greg Mulholland has slammed the beer duty escalator as “unfair and unjustifiable” and said the “message is clear” that it should be scrapped.

Beer Duty Debate: Andrew Griffiths calls on economic secretary to "save the British pint"

01-Nov-2012 - Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group Andrew Griffiths MP has kicked off the beer duty escalator debate, pushing for the Government to scrap the tax.

Licensees urged to get their local MPs to attend the beer tax debate

25-Oct-2012 - Licensees are being urged to get their local MPs to attend a debate over the beer duty escalator in Parliament next Thursday.

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