It's getting towards the time for the coalition's government's first budget. Recent reports have suggested that not only will George Osborne put up VAT, which would increase the price of a pint by 6p and cost 7,000 jobs, but he’s also planning an additional tax rise on beer as well! Pubs and related industries employ more than half a million people.
CAMRA, the Society of Independent Brewers and the British Beer and Pub Association, representing all parts of the industry, have come together for the first time to call for a beer tax freeze to help community pubs. Such an alliance is unusual, representing as it does brewers, pub companies and drinkers.
You can support this by clicking here to send an online postcard direct to the Chancellor to register your concern at these plans. With only a week to go, we need to act now to stop this beer tax double whammy.
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