Tuesday 26 February 2013 4:56 am

Taxpayers' Alliance campaign calls time on excessive beer duty

Today the TaxPayers' Alliance calls on chancellor George Osborne to reduce the UK's punishing beer duty with their new campaign, Mash Beer Tax. Their website notes that:

High taxes make your drinks more expensive, with tax often constituting a third of the price of a pint.
In the last 4 years, 5,800 pubs have closed and 60,000 jobs have been lost.
Britons pay 40% of the EU beer tax bill, but consume only 13% of the beer.