There are fears that pubs in the East Midlands could suffer if the Chancellor decides to increase beer duty in his budget later this month.
There are more than 120 breweries and almost 4,000 pubs across the East Midlands - and campaigners are concerned we could see closures and job losses if taxes on beer are raised. Melissa Wright reports.
News that the UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of this year is good for Midlands businesses, but many are still treading a thin line between profit and loss.
For one Midlands brewery, business has never been better.
Russell Hookey speaks to the leader of Northampton Borough Council on the day Carlsberg unveil their new bottling factory.