Beer Duty Escalator

The nation’s beer lovers drank nearly 33 million more pints of local beer than in 2012

2014 beer duty cut: Benefits clear for independent brewers

By Luke Nicholls

The argument to once again scrap the controversial beer duty escalator in next month’s Budget has been bolstered by the fact that the local brewing sector is now ‘thriving’ following last year’s cut. 

Shadow Small Business Minister Toby Perkins was speaking SIBA's BeerX conference earlier today

Beer tax argument heats up at BeerX event ahead of 2013 Budget

By Luke Nicholls

Labour may have to retain the controversial Beer Duty Escalator if it came into power at the next election as Shadow Small Business Minister Toby Perkins admitted to brewers at SIBA’s BeerX conference that they ‘can’t solve all the problems facing pubs’.

Stop the escalator: Over 400 MPs will be lobbied by Camra members about the controversial beer tax escalator throughout the day

Pub industry descends on Parliament for mass lobby on beer tax

By Luke Nicholls

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has today organised the biggest campaigning event in its 40-year history as over 1,200 of its members and other key figures from the beer and pub industry descend upon Parliament for a mass lobby calling for an end to...

MPs will today debate the controversial beer duty escalator policy in Parliament for the first time

Beer Tax: Parliamentary debate - Live

By Emma Eversham, Luke Nicholls and Peter Ruddick

MPs will today debate the controversial beer tax escalator in Parliament for the first time; with Camra demanding 'urgent action' as the UK pub closure rate soars again, you can follow what is said in this crucial debate using our live blog.