MPs disagree with beer tax proposal
Petition argues for scrapping a rise in tax on beer
Almost 60% of MPs disagree with chancellor Alistair Darling’s plan to raise
taxes on beer in Wednesday’s budget, according to a poll.
202 MPs (59%) have signed a Parliamentary motion in support of the campaign
to axe the beer tax altogether after 25,000 members of the public emailed their
Brewers and publicans claim there is no case for a tax on beer that increases
every year given that the industry has suffered one of its worst years to date.