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7th March 2024

CMBC statement on the Budget 2024

Statement from Paul Davies, CEO of Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC)

“We’re pleased to see the Chancellor has listened to the beer and pub industry which has strongly made the case that any increase to duty for our sector and our customers would be hugely damaging. Today’s announcement that duty will be frozen until February 2025 will make a tangible difference to hospitality and the brewing sector, as our industry continues to adapt to a challenging operational climate which has seen many pubs sadly closing their doors in recent months.

“As we look ahead to a General Election, we call on the Government, Opposition and for all parties to show their support for our sector in the coming months to protect the UK’s proud pub culture and the crucial economic and social benefits that it brings to communities across the country.”

Contact: Halliday, Edward,

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