CAMRA's key asks for next Government

By Felicity Giles

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Organisation calls: CAMRA outlines six campaigning priorities in its election manifesto (image: Getty/Nirian)
Organisation calls: CAMRA outlines six campaigning priorities in its election manifesto (image: Getty/Nirian)

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Fair tax for the sector, better planning protection and changing the business rates system are three of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)'s key asks ahead of the general election next month (4 July)

Guaranteeing community pubs and top quality beer and cider are celebrated is one of the main focuses of CAMRA, one of the UK’S most successful campaigning organisations.

After announcing its manifesto and e-lobby campaign, the organisation is lobbying candidates in every constituency in order to support the pub community.

Key asks

CAMRA’s election manifesto outlines six key campaigning priorities: 

  1. Fair tax for beer and pubs.
  2. More rights for beer drinkers and pub goers.
  3. Access to market for small and independent breweries and cider producers.
  4. Recognising traditional cask ale under UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
  5. Better planning protections for pubs. [England-only]
  6. Change the business rates system to make it fairer for pubs. [England-only]

It also believes the next Government should support legislative and regulatory changes to open market access for small and independent beer and cider makers.

CAMRA is also seeking candidates ready to fully commit to the campaigning priorities outlined in its manifesto, to effectively support policy and legislation that will positively benefit brewers, consumers, and the pub trade. 

Election guidance

To effectively ensure potential MPs are pledging their support, CAMRA is enlisting numerous members to contact their local candidates.

CAMRA is providing election guidance and social media assets found in a campaign pack for members and pub goers. As well as resources for parliamentary candidates to pledge their support for beer, pubs and CAMRA’s key campaigning asks.

As each party separately announces its manifesto, CAMRA will be commenting to let consumers know what is being provided.

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