Northampton-based Carlsberg UK is calling for MPs to support a cut in beer tax next month.
A new Parliamentary Motion supports a campaign led by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), for a further cut in beer duty following the two one penny cuts in the last two budgets.
James Lousada, Carlsberg UK CEO, has written to local MPs to back a further Beer Tax cut in the lead up to the Budget on March 18.
He said: “Beer and pubs are vital to our local economy and jobs, especially for young people, and beer taxes are still far too high. A further cut would also help ensure that our local brewers and pubs prosper.
“Locally Carlsberg UK has made significant investment in its brewery, production facilities and logistics operations in recent years, creating and securing jobs for local people across Northamptonshire. It’s successive cuts in beer duty that enables us to invest in our business, which is good for everyone.”
Despite the two recent tax cuts, UK beer taxes remain 36 per cent higher than in 2008 and are amongst the highest in Europe.
To support the campaign, visit: www.beerandpubjobs.co.uk for more information and to email your MP about backing it.
Local people in Northampton can also support the campaign through tools on a new website www.beerandpubjobs.co.uk where supporters can email their MP about backing the duty cut.