Cut beer taxes and help us, MP im­plores Chan­cel­lor

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A CUT in beer duty would rein­vig­o­rate pubs in South­port, ac­cord­ing to the town’s MP.

Con­ser­va­tive MP Damien Moore wrote to the Chan­cel­lor, Philip Ham­mond, rec­om­mend­ing the Trea­sury make cut tax on beer sales and ar­gu­ing that it would pro­vide a boost to lo­cal bars, pubs and brew­eries.

He said: “In the Au­tumn Bud­get last year, you an­nounced that tax on beer, cider, wine, and spir­its was to be frozen for the sec­ond year in a row. Be­fore this, beer duty had been cut by 1p per year... I write to urge you to an­nounce that the Gov­ern­ment will move back to a po­si­tion of cut­ting beer duty’.

Mr Moore added: ‘We wel­come hun­dreds of thou­sands of tourists to our town.

“One of the many ter­rific things that at­tracts them is our bars and pubs – some of them sup­plied by in­no­va­tive lo­cal brew­eries.

“Cut­ting beer duty would help them serve our town’s many guests, as well as en­rich the lives of those who find a feel­ing of com­mu­nity in their lo­cals.”

Damien Moore MP

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