Press Release

01/02/2019

CAMRA welcomes alcohol duty freeze

For further information, contact the press team on press@camra.org.uk or 01727 337863 

Following the Chancellor’s announcement that alcohol duties will be frozen for another year, please find a response from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

Chief Executive Tom Stainer said:

"We are delighted that the duty freeze announced in the Autumn Budget will today come into effect. In supporting a freeze, the Chancellor is recognising the value of the beer and pub sector, and helping to stem price increases in pints for consumers across the country.

"However, this is not the only way in which the government can help consumers. Pubs are still closing at an alarming rate, which means that there are fewer places to enjoy British beer. CAMRA would like to see business rates reform and a Pubs Code that works for tenants to ensure a thriving pub industry.”

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