13 August 2019 / Club News

Long Live The Local

The UK has one of the highest Beer Duty rates in Europe. Please Share & Sign the petition (it takes just seconds) to cut beer tax. Help spread the word by sharing the campaign with other people who love local pubs!

Visit to show your support. #longlivetheloal

In the last three years, more than 3,000 pubs have closed - that’s 3 pubs closing their doors for good every day!

Long Live The Local is a campaign backed by a broad alliance of pubs, brewers and industry bodies who together form Britain’s Beer Alliance.

The campaign celebrates the vital role local pubs play in our community, culture and economy whilst highlighting the pressure they are under from a range of taxes including beer duty, business rates & VAT. £1 in every £3 spent in a pub already goes to the taxman.

Last year 116,794 people signed the petition, almost 50,000 wrote to their MP asking for a cut in beer duty and more than 19,000 pubs displayed their support with ‘Long Live The Local’ pub kits. The Chancellor heard the voices of pub goers, publicans & politicians and froze beer duty protecting jobs & future investment – but there is more to do.

A beer duty increase is once again planned in the Autumn Budget, so we are encouraging all pub goers and publicans to sign the petition and email their MP to ask for a cut in beer duty. This will help pubs remain at the heart of the communities they serve and continue to make a vital contribution to the UK culture and economy.

Britain’s Beer Alliance consists of over 200 members including independent pubs, pub companies, breweries and industry organisations. The alliance was formed in 2014 to collectively work together to promote the overall pub and beer sector. Long Live The Local launched in July 2018 and is the second campaign from Britain’s Beer Alliance. In its first year, the campaign was actively supported by close to 20,000 pubs.

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