Beer Duty Escalator

The Beer Duty Escalator is due to be debated by MP’s in November due to the e-petition calling for it to be scrapped receiving more than 100,000 signatures. Figures from the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) show that, since the introduction of the beer duty escalator in March 2008, beer duty has increased by 42% and beer sales have fallen by 15%. Around 6,000 pubs closed over the same period.