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Time to raise a glass to the Chancellor as beer duty is cut for second year running

CAMRA is celebrating after Chancellor George Osborne today announced during the 2014 Budget that beer duty will be cut by 1p for a second year running.

Thanks to the incredible efforts of over 6,500 CAMRA members who lobbied their MP ahead of the Budget, consumers will yet again be raising a glass to the Chancellor to toast another Budget for British beer drinkers.

Beer supports nearing 1 million jobs and generates over £22 billion in taxes, and another cut in beer duty in 2014 will help maintain a healthier pubs sector. 

Chancellor George Osborne also announced that duty on ordinary cider has been frozen – which is fantastic news for all those real cider drinkers!

Mike Benner, CAMRA Chief Executive commented:

"CAMRA is delighted to see the Chancellor implementing an unprecedented second consecutive cut off a penny in beer duty. This is not only about keeping the price of a pint affordable in British pubs but helping an industry which has been in overall decline continue on its long road to recovery.

"CAMRA cares greatly about the future of the Great British pub and it is clear from this Budget announcement that the Government do too".