The tax paid on beer in pubs is "damaging" the brewing industry, according to a West Yorkshire MP.
It comes ahead a Commons debate in which MPs from the region are expected to call for a "thorough review" of the impact of the beer duty escalator.
The policy sees the tax on beer increase by 2% above the rate of inflation.
Greg Mulholland, the Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West, helped secure today's debate. He said it would give MPs the chance to make the Treasury aware of the "strength of feeling against the controversial policy."
The debate comes after an e-petition calling on the Treasury to remove the beer duty escalator at the next budget was signed by more than 100,000 people.
Liberal Democrat plans to claw back more money from people who “sit on a fortune” have been described as “empty words” by Yorkshire MP.
Nick Clegg’s aides said he would insist on fresh taxes for the wealthy as the price for accepting billions of pounds of extra spending cuts in 2015/16.
Meanwhile Danny Alexander, Treasury Chief Secretary, today revealed that a crackdown on tax dodgers was being extended to all those worth £1 million or more.
But Labour's Shadow Treasury Chief Secretary, Rachel Reeves, said that people will judge the Liberal Democrats "on what they do, not what they say".
As fuel prices increase again - a campaign's started to show drivers in our region the true cost of tax paid on Petrol and Diesel.
Signs are going up at filling stations showing the breakdown of what we are paying for. The taxpayer's alliance says 60 per cent of what we pay at the pumps goes directly to the tax man. They are hoping to put pressure on the Chancellor to cut duty by five pence per litre over the next five years.
Taxpayers in York have seen the biggest increase in their tax bills since the start of the financial crisis. They paid 31% more tax in 2009/10 than in 2006/7.
Two men from West Yorkshire have been sentenced for defrauding the taxpayer out of £45,000.
46-year-old Stephen Prentis and 45-year-old David Birdsall, childhood friends from Leeds, posed as city centre property developers.
They submitted two false VAT returns to claim money they were not entitled to. However, HMRC officers discovered they were lying and their premises were in fact virtual office space, where they had simply rented a desk and mailbox.
Stephen Prentis was sentenced to 12 Months in prison suspended for 2 years and must carry out 200 hours community service over 12 months. David Birdsall was sentenced to 9 Months in prison suspended for 2 years and must complete 150 hours community service over 12 months.
A petition has been handed by MPs from our region against Government plans to add VAT to the sale of static caravans. There is a lot of concern it would badly affect the East Yorkshire economy.
Hull North MP Diana Johnson will be launching a House of Commons petition against the Caravan Tax this afternoon in Hull's Queen Victoria Square. Campaigners say Up to seven thousand jobs could go - the majority of them in our region - if the caravan tax is approved.
Diana Johnson said: "This Commons petition against the Caravan Tax is part of our cross-party campaign to persuade Ministers to think again about this unfair and destructive Tax.
Although the votes of Lib Dem MPs gave the Government a slender 25 Commons majority for the Tax last week, it's vital that we use every means at our disposal to register local opposition to this Tax."
Hull and East Riding MPs are be working on a cross-party basis to collect names for the petition against the Caravan Tax around East Yorkshire and through local caravan firms.
Andrew Harvey who runs Woodhead Bakery in Scarborough has been telling us why he's been protesting against Government plans to introduce a so-called "Pasty tax"
The proposed VAT on static caravans is to be raised in the House of Commons. Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart will lead the debate.