The region's pub trade will be keeping a close eye on tomorrow's Parliamentary debate when the Government's controversial beer tax escalator is being discussed.
It was introduced in 2008, raising the duty on beer by 2% above the rate of inflation. According to the British Beer and Pub Association, it's gone up by 42% and 6000 pubs across the country have closed.
Dawn Hopkins runs two pubs in Norwich, Ketts Tavern and The Rose. She says the tax is killing the pub trade and is urging the Government to drop it.
With the British beer tax 13 times higher than in Germany and nine times higher than France, it's claimed there will be more pub closures and job losses.
A petition with 100,000 signatures will be handed over at tomorrow's meeting.
The Treasury acknowledges that pubs and brewers make an important contribution to local communities, but added in a statement: