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Press Release


CAMRA comments on the “Unlocking Pubs’ Potential” report by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group

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Commenting on the release of the report “Unlocking Pubs’ Potential” by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, Nik Antona, CAMRA National Chairman said:

“It’s great to see a report come out of Parliament that is so unashamedly positive about the contribution of pubs to our economy and society. Pubs are a force for good and we absolutely echo the calls for the Chancellor to ensure this continues to be the case by cutting the tax burden on our beloved locals – through beer duty and business rates.

“At CAMRA we believe that the best way to reduce beer duty is to introduce a lower rate of tax on draught beer – which is sold on tap, in pubs. Coupled with fundamental reform of business rates, this will encourage consumption of alcohol in a supervised setting, bring investment and employment to high streets and village centres, and allow everyone to take advantage of the social and wellbeing benefits of thriving community pubs.”


The full “Unlocking Pubs’ Potential” report can be downloaded from