Pubs play an integral part in local communities up and down the country. On Tuesday 3rd September, Sir David Amess attended a Parliamentary event hosted by the ‘Long Live the Local’ Campaign.
Earlier this year, the campaign presented Sir David with a Parliamentary Beer Champion award for his engagement with this issue. This year alone, he has written to and spoken with dozens of local residents who have voiced concerns about a potential increase to beer duty. The ‘Long Live the Local’ campaign is calling for a cut in the tax.
Following the event, Sir David said “pubs are often the centre of local communities. I have already written directly to the Chancellor about this issue, and I was glad to meet campaigners in Parliament today to discuss the impact that Beer Duty has on many small businesses.”