Beer Duty

Irreversible damages: 'The Government needs to demonstrate that the roadmap out of this pandemic provides timely, tangible support to every business in the hospitality sector and, crucially, supports the industry for the long-term.'


'Back to normal’ no longer enough for pubs

By Paul Davies, CEO, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

Paul Davies, chief executive officer of Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC), outlines much-needed measures from the Chancellor’s Budget on 3 March to protect the future of the brewing, pub and hospitality industries.

A question of priorities: Jake Berry at the pump with Keith Murray, licensee of Star Pubs & Bars' Woolpack

Exclusive Q&A with pubs minister Jake Berry

By Claire Churchard

When The Morning Advertiser met pubs minister Jake Berry in a pub in Lancashire to ask him about his priorities for the sector, this is what the Rossendale & Darwen MP had to say

Numbers drop: almost 88m fewer pints were sold across the on-trade in 2017

Biggest slump in pub beer sales since 2013

By Nikkie Sutton

Volume sales of beer in pubs and bars fell by 2.4% in 2017, equating to almost 88m fewer pints sold in pubs than the previous year, new figures have revealed.

Tax freeze: the news will bring some relief to the industry, which had been campaigning for a cut in duty

Autumn Budget 2017

Beer duty frozen by Chancellor in Autumn Budget

By James Beeson

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced a freeze in beer duty in his Autumn Budget, unveiled in Parliament yesterday (22 November).

Pints sales down: worrying sales figures

Worrying 35m pint drop in beer sales

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of beer in pubs have suffered a worrying drop, the worst performance in five years, for the third quarter of 2017.

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.

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.

Beer duty: BBPA fears increase in Budget

BBPA issues warning over beer tax in Budget

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has issued a warning that the rocketing inflation rate should not be used to ratchet up beer taxes in the autumn Budget.

Sour taste: SIBA's duty proposals have come under fire

SIBA’s duty proposals under fire

By Liam Coleman

Calls from the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) for a lower level of beer duty for draught beer sold in pubs would only benefit large brewers with tied estates, critics are claiming.

Beer duty cut gripes miss true impact of the Budget

Beer duty cut gripes miss true impact of the Budget

By Brigid Simmonds

At the BBPA, we are still receiving a huge amount of positive feedback from across the sector about the one penny cut in beer duty in the Budget, writes chief executive Brigid Simmonds.

Budget 2015: Reaction from the pub trade

Budget 2015: Reaction from the pub trade

By Ellie Bothwell

Industry figures and organisations have responded to George Osborne’s Budget, in which he announced a 1p per pint cut in beer duty for the third year in a row.

SIBA calls for third cut in beer duty

SIBA calls for third cut in beer duty

By Ellie Bothwell

A third cut in beer duty would provide a further boost to growth, employment and investment in British brewing, while increasing tax revenue to the Treasury, the Society of Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) has claimed in its Budget submission.

Pete Brown: Pulling pints pulls in votes

Pete Brown: Pulling pints pulls in votes

By Pete Brown

With a general election looming, beer writer Pete Brown looks at how politicians have always tried to show they are in touch with the common man by being seen supping from a pint pot.

Brigid Simmonds:

The battle against burdens never stops

By Brigid Simmonds

The Chancellor said: “Beer duty will not be frozen. It will be cut again by one pence. Pubs saved. Jobs created. A penny off a pint for the second year running.”