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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Spring Budget Campaign 2021

Monday 15 February 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer will deliver the Budget on 3rd March setting out the state of the economy and the Government plans for changes to taxation.

The Government must take a common-sense and evidence-led approach, and refrain from imposing unfair or draconian restrictions on pubs and clubs when they reopen.

CAMRA's key asks for the Budget

• A lower rate of duty on draught beer, to encourage people back into pubs and clubs when they reopen

• An extension to the VAT reduction and for it to apply to alcohol sales too

• Furlough extended until every pub and club in the UK is properly open again

• Cancellation of business rates for another year

Pubs matter to people and communities, and will be part of both the economic and social healing process from the pandemic, but that can only happen if publicans get proper financial support in this Budget so that they can reopen and thrive again.

How to Get Involved

CAMRA also wants to see long-term changes so that our locals, and the producers who supply them, can thrive again once restrictions are lifted.

Email your MP and ask them to support the campaign here: