|The Beer Duty Escalator has been increasing Beer Duty 2% above inflation since 2008 & has added 45% extra duty to your pint & it's set to continue until at least 2014.|
|In the UK we are only second to Finland in the amount of beer duty we pay per pint, but if the escalator continues we will be highest taxed nation on beer in all of Europe.|
|The beer industry creates jobs, but successive governments seem to ignore this. At at time of economic stagnation over taxation is causing more job losses when a sensible tax policy would actively create them.|
Pete Brown penned a piece about the Beer Duty Escalator recently, it is most certainly worth a read.
Alcohol consumption in the UK has been in marked decline since 2004, ministers 'health' rhetoric is wearing thin, time to do your duty citizen, help save our national drink.
Sign the E-Petition & pass it on via email/facebook/twitter to everyone you know. It takes minutes & you really are doing something worthwhile.
The info-graphics above were taken from this: http://bit.ly/AmPHaY Tells the whole story in a nutshell.
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