Long Live the Local calls for a cut in Beer Duty

Long Live the Local has launched a new campaign calling for a 25% cut in Beer Duty following the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on our pub & brewing industry.

Long Live the Local cut beer duty

What is Long Live the Local?

Long Live The Local is an industry backed campaign, that celebrates the important social, cultural & economic role pubs and breweries play in Britain and highlights the jeopardy they face from a range of tax pressures, specifically Beer Duty.

Petition to cut beer tax

COVID -19 had a devastating impact on our pub & brewing industry and we face a long and hard road to recovery.

We need Government support now more than ever. As a result, Long Live the Local are asking for a significant (25%) cut in Beer Duty over the remaining course of Parliament (4 years). The campaign will ensure pub goers, beer drinkers, trade and politicians are aware of the pressures Britain’s pubs and breweries face and what is at risk for our communities, society and economy if we lose them.

What impact does Beer Duty have on the pub industry?

Beer Duty is a tax paid when producing and selling beer, and is a calculation based on the ABV (alcohol by volume) of the beer. UK beer duty is already three times the EU average and the government plans to increase it, in line with RPI, every year for the foreseeable future.

Pubs and breweries face a range of tax pressures, including Beer Duty, business rates and VAT. 41% of a brewery’s turnover is Beer Duty, and 43% of a pub’s turnover is beer sales. Simply put, any tax on beer is a tax on pubs.

Sign the petition and email your local MP

By writing to your local MP and signing the petition to cut the tax on beer, we can keep our local pubs communities, jobs and industries thriving.

It only takes two minutes to do – so please support the campaign now!


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