BBPA launches website to strengthen campaign for beer duty cut

By Ellie Bothwell

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Brigid Simmonds: 'I hope as many people as possible send a message to their MP about this vital issue for beer and pubs'
Brigid Simmonds: 'I hope as many people as possible send a message to their MP about this vital issue for beer and pubs'
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has launched a website providing new data on the positive impact of beer and pubs on jobs and the local economy, to make a compelling case for a third cut in beer duty in the Budget.

The website, www.beerandpubjobs.co.uk​, allows campaigners to easily access figures for Parliamentary constituencies, local council areas and the UK’s nations and regions.

It also features an “email your MP” tool so supporters can lobby their local representative for a beer duty cut just by inputting their postcode.

Another tool called “Be the Chancellor” allows users to see how many jobs would be created with any cut in duty and how it would affect the price of a pub pint.

The new local data on the site is based on a recent report by Oxford Economics for the BBPA that shows 870,000 jobs depend on British beer and pubs and almost half (44%) are younger workers under 25. It also claims that beer and pubs add almost £22 billion to the economy each year,

BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds said: “Joining the campaign for a third cut in beer duty is easier that it has ever been before. I hope as many people as possible visit the website, use the huge amount of local information available, and most importantly send a message to their MP about this vital issue for beer and pubs.”

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