Mark Logan MP has written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, along with 76 Conservative MPs, asking him to introduce a lower draught beer duty on beer sold in pubs and clubs.
The MP for Bolton North East has thrown his weight behind calls to cut duty for draught beer sold in pubs to help the industry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The plan, which would see pubs pay lower duty on draught beer than in paid by supermarkets on bottles and cans would target support to Britain’s pub trade.
Commenting Mark Logan MP said:
“Bolton’s pubs provide a welcoming place to bring friends and communities together, helping to protect our livelihoods.
98% of all beer drunk in pubs is brewed in Britain. Cutting duty on draught beer will provide targeted help and support to our pubs and our popular Bolton breweries.”
Keith Bott, owner of Titanic Brewery & former Chair of SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, the campaign coordinator said:
“I would like to thank Mark Logan MP for his support to support Britain’s pubs and breweries by backing a Draught Beer Duty cut.
This has been an extremely difficult year, and with the extra costs of being Covid safe, many pubs are facing an uncertain future. This cut will help publicans and Brewers, and allow them to survive and invest in their futures”