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Budget 2016 – new campaign short film calls for cut in beer duty – join the campaign!


The campaign for a cut in beer duty has launched a short, animated film, using key facts to makes a convincing case for a one penny cut in beer duty in the Budget.

The one-minute film, now available on YouTube, gives consumers and campaigners some of the most startling facts about beer tax rates in the UK and their huge impact on the economy. It compares UK duty rates with other countries, and highlights what a tax cut would do to boost jobs and growth in the coming year.

Finally, the film calls on viewers to write their MP about beer duty via the BBPA’s campaigning website beerandpubjobs.

Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive, comments:

“I want to thank all those who have already joined the campaign calling for another cut in beer duty in the Budget – please use this new film to encourage others to do so.”

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

Notes to editors:

For further information, please contact:

David Wilson, Director of Public Affairs: 020 7627 9151/ 07557 436 033
Neil Williams, Head of Media: 020 7627 9156 / 07974 249 779

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

For further information contact:

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

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