“This is the toughest Budget fight we have faced for beer for some time,” says David Wilson, Public Affairs Director at the BBPA. With that in mind, realising that the world of beer tax is often confusing and always complex, the Guild has arranged its latest topical briefing for Wednesday 17 October, from 6.00 – 8.00 pm
With calls for duty cuts and reform of the small brewers duty relief scheme coming from a number of quarters, we have an update from three of the most significant policy players in the UK beer and pub arena. With the Autumn Budget date confirmed as Monday 29 October, this is your chance to fully understand the impact duty has on the pint in your local and thus the industry as a whole, as well as the campaigning strategies going forward.
Wilson will share plans for the crucial pre-Budget period, as well as speaking about achievements racked up by Long Live The Local, the three-year consumer campaign designed to celebrate British pubs and galvanise beer drinkers into action.
Wilson will be joined by James Calder, head of public affairs at SIBA, and Rupert Thompson in his capacity as chair of the Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition.
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