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Budget 2016 – campaign for duty cut steps up another gear, with 100,000 posters, postcards and beer mats going to pubs


The campaign for a fourth cut in beer duty stepped up yet another gear today, with over 100,000 posters, postcards and beer mats being distributed by the BBPA to pubs, urging the public to back the campaign.

The new BBPA posters, alongside postcards developed by CAMRA, highlight the huge difference in beer duty between Britain and other major European countries, and urge pubgoers to back the campaign by writing to their local MPs via the website

Campaigners can download a free poster from the BBPA’s website here.

Using the email tool on the, in just a few seconds supporters can send a message to their local representative calling for a duty cut, and urging their local MP to back EDM 919. The BBPA says that strong consumer support has always had a big impact on the campaign.

Notes to editors:

Visit the new website and email your MP:

For the new joint BBPA, SIBA, CAMRA, Pubs of Ulster ‘Beer Story – Facts on Tap’ leaflet and infographics, see

Text of EDM 919, Nigel Evans MP:
“That this House welcomes the ending of the beer duty escalator and the impact of the unprecedented three successive beer duty cuts in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Budgets in supporting the growth of Britain's breweries and underpinning confidence in the UK's pubs; notes that this has led to an additional 19,000 vital jobs compared to the duty escalator and over £1 billion of investment in the sector expected in 2015-16; and urges the Government to sustain this momentum by considering a further cut in beer duty in the 2016 Budget which would secure pub jobs and help reduce the cost of living for hard-working people.”


Community, Beer Duty, General

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Neil Williams
Head of Media
Tel: 020 7627 9156 / 07974 249 779

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