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Off-trade sales rose by 1.5% but on-trade fell by 2.4%

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BBPA data: On-trade beer sales fall 2.4%

By M&C Report

The off-trade drove cautious growth in the beer sector with total sales at the end of Q1 up 1.5% year-on-year over the 12 month period.

Staff at The Punch Tavern on Fleet Street wore George Osborne masks for the launch of the campaign today

2% alcohol duty cut could give budget £1.5bn boost

By Melodie Michel

A 2 per cent alcohol duty cut could boost public finances by £1.5bn in 2015, according to an Ernst & Young report launched alongside the Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s (WSTA) ‘Drop the Duty’ campaign.

Sales increased by 10 to 20 per cent for operators who took part in Tax Equality Day

#TaxEqualityDay: Sales boost for operators

By Melodie Michel

Participants to Wednesday’s (24 September) Tax Equality Day reported sales increases of 10 to 20 per cent for the day, supporting their argument for VAT cut from 20 to 5 per cent.

Over 15,000 venues today cut their prices by at least 7.5 per cent

#TaxEqualityDay: Pubs and restaurants unite for VAT cut

By Melodie Michel

Over 15,000 pubs and restaurants across the UK cut their prices by at least 7.5 per cent on 24 September to show the positive impact reducing VAT to 5 per cent would have on the hospitality sector.

George Osborne delivered the Government's 2014 Budget to a jubilant House of Commons earlier today (19 March)

Budget 2014: George Osborne scraps alcohol duty escalator

By Luke Nicholls

Pubs across the UK can breathe a big sigh of relief today as Chancellor George Osborne has once again scrapped the punitive escalator for all alcohol duties and cut another penny off the price of a pint of beer in his 2014 Budget announcement.