LONG LIVE THE LOCAL
The impact of the Beer Duty Tax in the UK
Beer duty is a tax paid when producing and selling beer and is a calculation based on the ABV (alcohol by volume) of the beer, UK beer duty is already 3 times EU average and the government plans to increase it, in line with RPI, every year for the foreseeable future! This could make a serious impact on the livelihoods of local, small and independent venues like ourselves.
Pubs, bars and venues alike are under a range of tax pressures, including Beer Duty, business rates and VAT. Today 1 in 3 pounds spent in pubs goes to the taxman and the latest research predicts almost 20,000 people will lose their jobs if Beer Duty increases go ahead as planned, not to mention the devastating impact on the communities these establishments serve and support.
By writing to your local MP (in our case David Warburton), and signing the petition to cut the tax on beer, we can keep our local pub’s communities, jobs and industries thriving.
PETITION – https://www.longlivethelocal.pub/