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Sunday 23 October 2016 loc: GB


CAMRA takes duty campaign to Strasbourg

The Campaign for Real Ale is meeting EU bosses to lobby for greater support for UK brewers and cidermakers, as the group looks to revitalise its campaigning activities.

Monday, April 11th, 2016 No Comments »

New video makes case for beer duty cut

The campaign for a cut in UK beer duty by the the British brewing and pub trades has stepped up its efforts with the launch of a new video.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

Calls go up to drop UK beer duty

MPs are being urged by the UK’s leading beer trade groups to cut duty by 1p a pint in the upcoming Budget.

Monday, January 18th, 2016 No Comments »

‘Drop the Duty’ campaign awarded

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s ‘Drop the Duty!’ campaign has won the Trade Body Campaign of the Year at the Public Affairs Awards.

Monday, December 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Budget reaction: Post-election moves are key

Reacting to the UK’s Budget announcement on Wednesday, Ron Emler unpicks what the duty cuts mean for the country’s burgeoning industry.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

WSTA wins duty campaign award

The WSTA’s “Call Time on Duty” campaign, which last year successfully called for the UK government to cut duty on wine and spirits, has been honoured at a PR award ceremony.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Less means more: Looking at global tax

When it comes to taxes on the drinks industry – both import/export tarrifs and duty – a lower rate doesn’t just mean more jobs and growth, but also less criminality and ill-health, writes Ron Emler.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine trade figures join calls to cut duty

UK winemakers, independent retailers and TV personalities have lent their support to the campaign calling on the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

British beer sales up first time in a decade

A decade of decline in UK beer sales has come to an end following a 1.3% rise in 2014, but the future of UK pubs is still “fragile”.

Friday, January 30th, 2015 No Comments »

WSTA hits out at UK festive tax spend

The average UK family spent over twice as much on tax for their Christmas drinks than in France, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 No Comments »

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