Beer: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Faisal Rashid Faisal Rashid Labour, Warrington South

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reduce the level of beer duty in Budget 2019.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Exchequer Secretary

The Government supports consumers, pubs and breweries. To this end, the Government has cut or frozen beer duty at six of the last seven Budgets. These actions have ensured the price of a pint of beer is 14p is lower than it otherwise would have been since ending the beer duty escalator in 2013.

All taxes are kept under review and the impact of a change to beer duty is considered at each fiscal event, including its effect on pubs and the wider economy.

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