Every year, the beer tax escalator increases the tax on beer by 2% above the rate of inflation, and with 2 weeks to go too the budget, Pubs are to be hit by record duty tax. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne plans to increase beer tax by 5%. If he succeeds in doing so, it will bring the rise up to a staggering 50% over the past five years. The British Beer Pub Association [BBPA]…
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Pubs are important, they are much more than somewhere that just sells alcohol, they are a part of our history, heritage and culture! Pubs play an integral role in social cohesion, they provide a meeting…Read More
Did you know that around 1,300 pubs closed across Britain last year, with the loss of 13,000 jobs according to industry body the British Beer and Pub Association?
Did you know that Britain's beer drinkers are forced to endure the second highest rate of beer tax in Europe which is pretty ironic when…Read More
19.5.11 PUNCHLINE GLOUCESTER.
Almost seven in 10 tenanted pubs think a new Code of Practice brought in to give them a fairer deal will not improve their relationships with the Pub Companies that own them.
Tenanted pubs have long paid inflated beer prices and have high rents imposed on them by…Read More
Pubs still closing but at slower rate
• Pub closures now running at 39 a week
• Closure rate down on 52 pubs a week closing in first half 2009
• Total of 2,365 pubs closed in 2009
• 24,000 jobs lost in sector in 2009
Pubs are now closing at a rate of 39 a week, down on the 52 a week…Read More
11.3.11 ACTION has been urged by Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood to prevent more traditional British pubs being "managed into oblivion" by large firms.The Liberal Democrat yesterday called for steps to be taken at Westminster to loosen the grip of pub companies on leased premises.
Mr Horwood told…Read More