John Spellar

Labour MP for Warley

Beer Duty

Warley MP John Spellar has  added his support to a call for a further cut in beer duty in the 2016 Budget.

John Spellar MP said  “ previous cuts have not only helped the social life of pubs and clubs , but also helped to boost economic activity and revenue. That is why I am pleased to support this call for a further cut”


“That this House welcomes the ending of the beer duty escalator and the impact of the unprecedented three successive beer duty cuts in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Budgets in supporting the growth of Britain's breweries and underpinning confidence in the UK's pubs; notes that this has led to an additional 19,000 vital jobs compared to the duty escalator and over £1 billion of investment in the sector expected in 2015-16; and urges the Government to sustain this momentum by considering a further cut in beer duty in the 2016 Budget which would secure pub jobs and help reduce the cost of living for hard-working people.”

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