Cut beer taxes and help us, MP implores Chancellor
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