Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Call to abolish tax on low-strength beer

CAMRA says move will boost
pubs and sensible drinking

The Campaign for Real Ale has called today (5 August) for low-strength draught beers to be "zero rated" for excise duty in a bid to win people back to pubs. CAMRA says that beers of 2.8% ABV or less should not be taxed in a bid to counter cheap beers sold in supermarkets.
If duty were removed, the price of low-strength draught beers would be reduced by around 60 pence a pint, the campaign claims. The consumer group is showcasing Welton's Pride 'n Joy, 2.8%, at this week's Great British Beer Festival at Earl's Court in London.
CAMRA chief executive Mike Benner, said: "Zero duty on low-strength beer is a win-win scenario for brewers, pubs and consumers. Low-strength beer can be packed with flavour -- low strength does not translate into a reduction in flavour. It also makes it easier for people to drink responsibly."
*CAMRA is celebrating reaching the milestone of 100,000 members, the highest number in its history.

1 Comments:

Blogger Johnny Norfolk said...

The best way to help pubs is to ease the smoking ban.
Where rooms can be provided the pub should be allowed to. as a non smoker I feel the way smokers are treated is nothing short of what a dictatorship would do.
This Labour government has ruined this country withits oppresive laws.

13 August 2009 at 07:36  

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