In the last four years MPs have raised beer duty by over 40%

Now they want to hike it again

Write to your MP and we can stop them


The Facts

Over the top

In 2008 the Government made a commitment to above-inflation duty increases on beer.

Since then, while duty has increased by 42%, revenue has only increased by 12%.


Hurting pubs

High taxes make your drinks more expensive, with tax often constituting a third of the price of a pint.

In the last 4 years, 5,800 pubs have closed and 60,000 jobs have been lost.


Out of step

Beer is already taxed more in the UK than almost every other country in Europe.

Britons pay 40% of the EU beer tax bill, but consume only 13% of the beer.



Excise duty across EU members


Facts about Beer Duty are taken from: the House of Commons Library research briefing Beer taxation and the pub trade, the British Beer and Pub Association and CAMRA.



We'll be holding a series of events, as well as distributing thousands of mashbeertax beer mats to pubs and bars across the country.

We would really like to see the beer mats in action. If you find one of our beer mats in your local pub, hold it up, take a picture and send it in to us with the name of the pub and the location.

We will add your picture to our campaign gallery, plot your pub on our campaign map and enter you into a draw to win a case of Shepherd Neame Spitfire Premium.