CAMRA comment on the Social Market Foundation report ‘Pour decisions?’
Nik Antona, CAMRA National Chairman said:
“We absolutely echo the calls in the report for a taxation solution that favours on trade consumption, especially on lower strength drinks like beer. CAMRA have long maintained that the best place to enjoy a pint or two is in the social, community setting of the pub.
“Beer and pubs already face a huge tax burden – one of the highest rates of duty in the EU and an unfair business rates burden. CAMRA is campaigning for a lower rate of tax on beer served in pubs, as this would level the playing field between cheap supermarket alcohol consumed at home and beer sold in a community pub. It’s great to see others now calling for measures that would achieve this.”