CAMRA thanks MPs for another Budget Success
Representatives from across the beer and pub sector came together on Tuesday to celebrate Chancellor George Osborne cutting beer duty for a second year running and freezing cider duty at Budget 2014.
The event, held at the Red Lion pub in Westminster, was attended by Ministers, MPs [including Chair of the Parliamentary Save the Pub Group Greg Mulholland and Chair of the Parliamentary Beer Group Andrew Griffiths], industry representatives and CAMRA to thank those who worked tirelessly to deliver another Budget for Beer and Cider drinkers.
Celebrating the Chancellor's decision, Treasury Minister Nicky Morgan thanked the Chancellor for another cut in beer duty, and congratulated all those involved in making it happen.
Community Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis, Parliamentary Beer Group Chair Andrew Griffiths MP, and Treasury Minister Nicky Morgan were also given a special thanks for their commitment to the trade and were provided with special brewed ale from the British Beer and Pub Association.
CAMRA's Campaigns Manager Emily Ryans said: "We should not underestimate the huge efforts of those involved in securing a cut in beer duty for a second year running and a freeze in cider duty".
"This was a fantastic event that allowed us to thank the Chancellor, CAMRA volunteers and MPs for their incredible efforts in the run-up to the 2014 Budget who worked so hard in ensuring this huge success".