Publicans from our region joined more campaigners in London today calling for reforms to the controversial beer tax escalator.
It means duty increases every year by two percent above inflation.
According to the Campaign for Real Ale, around 18 pubs in the UK are closing every week.
Publicans from our region have joined more than a thousand campaigners in London calling for reforms to the way beer's taxed.
At the moment, duty increases automatically every year by 2% above inflation.
According to the campaign group CAMRA, around 18 pubs in the UK are closing every week.
3 million fewer UK adults are visiting the pub on a regular basis.
The figure comes as CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, organises the biggest campaigning event in its 40 year history.
Over 1,200 of its members - as well as other members of the beer and pub industry - are descending upon Parliament today for a Mass Lobby, calling for an end to the damaging beer duty escalator.
Members of the organisation have travelled from across the UK to speak to their MP as new figures show that since the beer duty escalator - a policy causing duty on beer to automatically increase by 2% above inflation every year - was introduced in 2008.
There are more independent breweries in the region than ever, new research has revealed.
The number of breweries in the UK has topped 1,000, the highest figure for over 70 years, according to the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra).
The figures have been revealed in the latest edition of the group's Good Beer Guide.
More than 1,000 new pubs are featured in the 2013 Guide, which marks Camra's 40th anniversary, taking the total to 4,500.
The Queen's Head, Newton, Cambridgeshire is one of seven pubs which have appeared in every edition of the guide.