The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and the Association of Multiple Retailers (ALMR) have praised the outgoing chair of the All-Parliamentary Beer Group chairman, Andrew Griffiths.
A third cut to beer duty will enable the continued growth in beer production, fuel sales growth, encourage investment and boost employment the Society of Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) has argued.
I resisted the urge before the Budget to make a call on whether the chancellor would cancel the duty escalator for all alcohol. When he did it for beer last year it was a huge surprise, and despite what I said at the time I thought it might be tougher...
The chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association Brigid Simmonds has written to MPs urging them to support a Parliamentary motion calling for a freeze in beer duty in the Budget on 20 March.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has condemned the Chancellor for pushing ahead with alcohol tax rises on wines and spirits for the fifth year in a row, and scrapping the beer duty escalator.
The MP for Burton and chairman of the All-Party parliamentary Beer group Andrew Griffiths said he was “stunned” when Chancellor George Osborne revealed plans to scrap the beer duty escalator and cut duty by 1p.
So beer consumption is down yet again, with the BBPA reporting that 138 million less pints were consumed in the last quarter of 2012 than the same period in 2011. Pub trade consultant Publican Sam considers the implications.
Shadow pubs minister Toby Perkins is aware of the challenges facing the trade. However, he is confident that, should Labour get back into power at the next election, his party will do all it can to make life easier for licensees. Adam Pescod caught up...
Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group, Greg Mulholland MP asked Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Sajid Javid, for an update on his consideration of the future of the beer duty escalator.
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.
The Sun has backed industry calls to scrap the beer duty escalator and more than 3,000 people have contacted their local MP asking them to attend the Government debate being held tomorrow over the issue.