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Posted: 26 October 2012
Blog category: News
Thanks to a huge effort by everyone in the beer and pub industry, more than 100,000 people have signed the e-petition calling for an end to the Treasury’s beer duty escalator; the damaging and unfair levy that has resulted in a 42% increase in beer duty since 2008.
The debate will take place on Thursday 1 November 2012 and we need as many MPs to attend as possible to show the breadth of support for ending this ineffective and stifling policy.
Faversham MP Hugh Robertson has been very supportive to the brewery and this cause, but we would ask those of you who live outside of the Faversham area to please write to your MP urging them to attend the debate and support ending this punitive policy. The beer duty escalator is a tax on investment and job creation in the beer and pub industry.
For a quick and easy way to email your MP, please follow this link: www.bit.ly/beertaxdebate - it takes just two minutes to complete the form.