|Key Campaign: Stop Tax Killing Beer & Pubs
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget announcement on 18 March we have been working hard to try and secure a historic third consecutive cut in beer duty.
To put forward the case we commissioned a report from the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) which highlights the benefits of two consecutive beer duty cuts and how they have benefitted beer drinkers and pub-goers. We are launching the report on Monday, 23 February.
|Key Campaign: Secure an Effective Government Support Package for Pubs
We continue to put pressure on the Government to strengthen planning laws in England to protect pubs from being demolished or converted without a say from the community. Last month, almost 4,000 members lobbied their local MPs to support an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill which would close those planning loopholes. The Government has bowed to the mounting pressure by promising urgent action to protect current and future pubs listed as Assets of Community Value. These changes should come into effect before the General Election.
While we still want the Government to go further in protecting all pubs through planning laws this is a great first step in the right direction. We are now urging members to start listing their local pub as an Asset of Community Value before they are under threat.