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New figures show vital role of beer and pubs in every Parliamentary constituency

24/02/12


• Numbers of 16-24 year olds employed in every area published for the first time
• It’s time for a Beer Tax freeze to help secure young people’s jobs, says British Beer & Pub Association


The results of a huge new survey have been released today, which show the impact on jobs, wages, and the economy of Britain’s brewing and pub trade at a local level – with new and unique information for every Parliamentary constituency in Britain.


The figures form a comprehensive study by economy experts Oxford Economics for the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), and show the vital role the industry plays. For the first time, the number of young people employed by the trades in every area is revealed.


The BBPA says that with so many local jobs depending on the trade in every community in Britain, the Government must scrap plans for big increases in Beer Tax in the Budget on 21st March.


BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds OBE comments:


“Beer and pubs provide huge numbers of local jobs, especially for young people. We cannot afford another Beer Tax increase. The Chancellor should recognise the vital role the industry plays in providing job opportunities for people of all ages in every community, but especially among young people. We need a duty freeze in the Budget, and I hope all MPs will make the case for pubs and jobs.”


To access the unique report on pubs, jobs, wages, and economic value of beer and pubs in every UK Parliamentary constituency, listed by region, please see the attached spreadsheet.


Notes to editors:

In your region:
North, North West, and Yorkshire: Lee Le Clerq – 019777 99100
West Midlands, East Midlands, Richard Mathews - 01562 67708
South of England, Wales: Neil Williams – 020 7627 9156
Scotland: Patrick Browne: 0131 225 4681


Resources

» Beer and Pubs - Local Data



Tags:

Employment, Beer Duty, Pubs, General


For further information contact:

Gareth Barrett
publicaffairs@beerandpub.com


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