The Publican's Morning Advertiser is backing an industry-wide campaign to scrap the beer duty escalator, which puts up tax on beer by 2% above inflation every year, threatening the future of British pubs and the people they employ. Sign the petition at Save Your Pint
19-Mar-2013 - Consumers have given overwhelming support to calls for a freeze in beer duty in the Budget tommorrow.
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.
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.
26-Feb-2013 - Consumers will be able to drive MPs to show support of scrapping the beer duty escalator at next month’s Budget.
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.
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.
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).
12-Dec-2012 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) mass lobby saw a range of speakers rally against the beer duty escalator.
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”.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
23-Oct-2012 - MPs will debate the future of the beer duty escalator in a three hour debate in the House of Commons on 1 November.
22-Oct-2012 - MPs Andrew Griffiths and Greg Mulholland are set to meet the Backbench Business Committee tommorrow to present the case for a debate to discuss ending the beer duty escalator.
20-Sep-2012 - The e-petition to scrap the beer-duty escalator has reached the target of 100,000 signatures — and is only the 12th e-petition out of 16,000 to reach the milestone.
17-Sep-2012 - The e-petition calling for the Government to scrap the beer-duty escalator is tantalisingly close to hitting the 100,000-signature barrier, which will trigger a debate on the issue in Parliament.
29-Aug-2012 - The Government must tackle the growth of beer duty fraud and treat wine as a separate issue, or legitimate wholesalers will be forced out of business, claims the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD).
29-Aug-2012 - A group of MPs have slammed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for failing to effectively tackle alcohol fraud and have claimed the Government department does not understand the implications for the industry of introducing fiscal stamps on beer bottles.
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