CAMRA’s campaign to reform tax
Pubs face a triple tax whammy of one of the highest rates of beer duty in Europe, an unfair business rates burden, and VAT. This high level of tax is squeezing publicans and forcing them to either put up prices for consumers or close their doors forever.
The good news is that the Government has now committed to introducing a new, lower rate of duty for beer sold in pubs, which will help level the playing field between the price of beer sold in social, community settings and cheap supermarket alcohol consumed at home.
This is something CAMRA has campaigned on for many years, and we’ll keep working to help ensure that consumers, brewers and publicans can enjoy the maximum benefits of this ground-breaking new policy.
Click below to find out more about how and why CAMRA campaigns to reform beer tax.