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Beer Duty

This page contains information about the ‘Save Our Pubs’ campaign. This campaign focuses on the long-term issues affecting pubs and clubs, and the areas of government policy which CAMRA campaigns on at a national level.

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We can transform beer duty to support pubs

The UK has one of the highest rates beer duty in Europe, and this high level of tax is squeezing publicans and forcing them to either put up prices for consumers or close their doors forever.

Beer duty has been frozen this year, but the COVID-19 crisis means that these savings will benefit supermarkets and off-licences rather than pubs.

The Government has announced a review of the alcohol duty system, which we will use to continue our campaign for the radical transformation of beer duty. CAMRA wants to see a new, lower rate of duty introduced for draught beer. This is designed to help level the playing field between the price of beer sold in social, community settings and cheap supermarket alcohol consumed at home.

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