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The alcohol duty escalator has been scrapped and 1p has been cut from beer tax

Budget 2014: Key points and reaction

By Luke Nicholls

Following the delivery of the 2014 Budget by Chancellor George Osborne earlier today, BigHospitality caught up with some of the key organisations representing pubs, hotels and restaurants as well as individual operators for their reaction.

The Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his 2013 Budget today with businesses, including those in the hospitality industry, watching closely

Budget 2013: What the hospitality industry is hoping for

By Peter Ruddick

Today, once again, the Chancellor will present a Budget which will be closely watched for signs of improvement in the economy or help for businesses, but with rumours swirling about the future of the beer duty escalator, hospitality industry professionals...

The pub and bar industry has reacted to the Chancellor George Osborne's 2012 Budget by slamming the continued alcohol duty escalator policy - photo Molson Coors

Budget 2012: The pub and bar industry's reaction

By Peter Ruddick

The Chancellor George Osborne's decision to refuse to budge on the controversial beer duty escalator in the Budget has been widely criticised by the pub and bar sector as a missed opportunity to reverse a policy that continues to lead to job losses...

Beer tax rises threaten 60,000 pub jobs

Beer tax rises threaten 60,000 pub jobs

By Emma Eversham

The British Beer & Pub Association warns that 10 per cent of jobs in the pub sector could be lost in the next five years if the Chancellor continues to move forward with planned beer tax increases