We all know that our pubs just can’t handle any more tax increases - the Chancellor already takes over £1 of tax in every pub pint you buy - and as a result, they're under enormous pressure, with 16 closing every week. They're battling through the economic downturn handicapped by the 35% rise in beer tax in the last 3 years: any further increases will just make their fight to survive even harder.
An Early Day Motion (EDM) has been tabled in Parliament for MPs to show their support for Britain’s beer and pub sector by asking the Government to suspend the beer duty escalator to help reduce pub closures, create 5,000 additional jobs and ensure pub going remains an affordable leisure activity. Please use this website to take two minutes to email your MP and ask them to sign up to this EDM and help increase the pressure on Government to take action.
We can whinge on websites, or we can lobby the people with the power to do something about it. Let’s get lobbying!