Beer tax facts

  • Beer tax (duty plus VAT) per pub: £66,500
  • Average price of a pint of beer: £3.17
  • Duty on 5% pint of beer: 55p
  • Beer duty increase since March 2008: 42%
  • French beer tax on 5% pint of beer: 6p
  • German beer tax on 5% pint of beer 4p

Source: Funfair Brewing Company

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