Beer Duty Escalator
House of Commons, Monday 2nd July 2012
As chairman of the all-party group on beer, I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. I am sure he agrees with me that
the packed Benches at almost midnight show the strength of feeling in this House in support of Britain’s brewing industry. Does he share my shock that British brewers are paying half their income in tax to the Treasury, yet the future of the industry is at a critical point? Does he agree we can save jobs and pubs if we cut the duty on beer?