Category: Legislation

Consumers call for beers to have clearer ingredient listings

So, what’s in your beer? Research undertaken by industry group There’s A Beer For That (TABFT) finds consumers are more interested in knowing what goes into their pint than other drinks or even their food. The natural ingredients in food and drink are important to two thirds of Britons, however more than 88 per cent said that natural ingredients are important to them when choosing a beer finds a poll by the group.

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Beer duty is too high

CAMRA is urging the Government to turn back the clock and freeze beer duty once again, as new research confirms most people say beer duty is too high.

YouGov research finds 55 per cent of people who expressed an opinion believe beer duty is too high at 54p per pint. Taxes now make up a third of the cost of a pint – a situation made worse in the Spring Budget when the Government announced the first rise in beer duty in four years.

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CAMRA calls for new business rate relief for pubs

CAMRA is calling on the Government to stop viable community pubs from being driven out of business by introducing a £5,000 annual reduction on their rocketing business rates.

Reviews of business rates across England are seeing many pubs hit with a massive new financial burden, which in some cases could only be covered by them selling tens of thousands of extra pints of beer every year.

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