Alcohol duty freeze welcome respite for pubs, brewers and consumers: CAMRA
Commenting on the UK Government’s announcement that alcohol duty will be frozen in the new year, CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona said:
“Bringing back the freeze in alcohol duty until August will avoid an additional inflationary new year price rise at the bar that drinkers and licensees could ill afford. CAMRA now looks forward to the new, lower rate of duty on draught beer and cider served in pubs and clubs coming into force in August 2023 to really help our locals compete with the likes of supermarket alcohol.
“With costs rocketing and customers tightening their belts, pubs, social clubs and taprooms are still in for a tough time – which is why it’s still essential that help with energy bills will continue until 2024, giving businesses certainty, the ability to plan and hope that they can survive this tough winter.
“Much-loved pubs and social clubs still need support more than ever, which is why CAMRA is urging everyone who is able to visit their local this Christmas and new year.”