Landlords' beer tax battle

The Campaign for Real Ale, has organised the biggest campaigning event in its 40 year history as over 1,200 of its members - as well as other members of the beer & pub industry - descend upon Parliament, calling for an end to the beer duty escalator.

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Fight against the beer duty escalator

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.

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