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Budget 2016 – email your MP about huge positive impact of beer and pubs


In the campaign to secure a fourth, historic cut in beer duty, the BBPA is urging supporters to email their local MP asking them to back the campaign, and support Early Day Motion 919 in Parliament.

The BBPA’s website,, provides an ‘email your MP’ tool, where just by inputting their postcode, supporters can send a message to their local representative calling for a duty cut. The BBPA says that strong consumer support has always had a big impact on the campaign.

The website also provides a huge range of unique local data where campaigners can easily access figures on the positive impact of beer and pubs on jobs and the local economy in their own area. Whether it is parliamentary constituencies, local council areas, or Britain’s nations and regions, there is a wealth of data available.

Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive, comments:

“With our email tool, joining the campaign for a fourth cut in beer duty only takes a few seconds. I hope as many people as possible visit the website and send a message to their MP. There is also a huge amount of local information available that clearly shows how important beer and pubs are to our economy, in every part of Britain.”

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.”


Employment, Beer Duty, General

For further information contact:

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

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