The 2024 Budget.
Last year, CAMRA successfully campaigned for a short freeze on alcohol duty, and increased the gap between tax paid on draught beer and cider, and that sold in off-licenses and supermarkets.
This year we want to make sure that the draught duty rate is able to realise it’s full potential, with a meaningful cut to the draught rate and a resolution to the ban on sales of incidental takeaway pints. We’re also asking the Treasury to put more money in the pockets of consumers with a lower rate of VAT for hospitality.
What’s needed now?
The Spring Budget is due to take place in March, and will give Government the opportunity to provide meaningful support to pubs, social clubs, brewers and cider makers.
CAMRA will be calling for these key steps taken:
- Reduce draught beer and cider duty. We’d like to see a 20% difference between the tax level paid by community venues like pubs and social clubs and the off-trade.
- Scrap the unnecessary rules that are preventing draught takeaway sales from draught duty-paid containers –an effective ban on take-home draught beer and cider for most pubs and festivals.
- Introduce a VAT cut for hospitality. This would make a real difference to consumers, making it more affordable to support our local pubs, clubs, and producers.
To support this you can e-mail your MP by clicking on the following link to access the e-lobbying tool: