Duty reduction hopes: new chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group Mike Wood

Brexit could mean lower beer duty, says new APPBG chair

By Michelle Perrett

A review of the beer duty system to give more favourable rates to the pub sector is impossible until the UK leaves the European Union, the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) chairman Mike Wood and Conservative MP for Dudley South, has claimed.

Lower levels: the bill is intended to help cut the cost of alcohol harm

Wales set to implement minimum unit pricing

By Nikkie Sutton

Legislation to introduce minimum unit pricing was introduced before the National Assembly for Wales by public health minister Rebecca Evans yesterday (23 October), in a bid to address health concerns around excessive alcohol consumption.

Drink up: Beer mats urge punters to complain to MPs about beer duty

Beer mats carry a pub health warning, about beer tax

By Fred A'Court

It’s enough to make you cry into your beer! Drinkers can now stare through the bottom of their glass at a beer mat featuring the word ‘tax’ – something no one really wants to read about but a necessary evil given the financial pressures pubs are facing.

Rachel Reeves: chair of the BEIS select committee asks PCA for progress update

Pressure on PCA ramps up after select committee letter

By Claire Churchard

Pressure on the office of the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) to account for its performance increased earlier this month following a letter from MP Rachel Reeves, who chairs the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) select committee.

Stay with me: PM gives EU migrants right to work in post-Brexit UK

‘Migrant workers can stay,’ says PM

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs employing EU migrants will be allowed to maintain their contracts once the UK leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed for the first time.

Seat of power: the Chancellor will unveil his Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017

Autumn Budget 2017

Pub industry at risk without major tax changes, warn pub groups

By Claire Churchard

The future of pubs and thousands of jobs linked to them are at risk if the Chancellor does not tackle “disproportionate” taxes in the Autumn Budget next month, a joint letter from eight leading pub organisations has said.