Chancellor urged to cut beer duty to protect pubs from closure

A campaign for a cut in beer duty is being stepped up amid fresh warnings of pub closures.

A protest was held outside Parliament backed by the Long Live The Local campaign group, which complained that pubs were overtaxed.

Spokesman David Cunningham said: “Pubs employ almost 600,000 people, and on average a pub contributes over £100,000 to its local economy.

“Despite this, pubs are overtaxed, with each pub paying an average of £140,000 every year...
source: Wandsworth Guardian

2020-02-27 15:50
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