Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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Austin calls for budget cut in beer duty


Austin is urging the Chancellor to back British beer by cutting duty on a pint in this weeks budget. 

Austin says the move will help pubs, breweries and drinkers hit by inflation.

The Dudley MP is a member of CAMRA and has worked hard to support local brewers, lobbied for duty cuts on beer in the past, help for ailing pubs and campaigned to have Black Country beers served in Parliament.

In 2014 he was officially recognised for his support for British beer industry by being awarded the Parliamentary Beer Champion award by the Campaign for Real Ale, the British Beer & Pub Association and the Society of Independent Brewers.

Ian Austin said:

"The Black Country is home to some of the best brewers in Britain and some cracking pubs, so I’m a big fan of local beer – not just as a consumer, but because of the business and jobs these brilliant local companies provide.

“Measures such as the beer duty cut will protect jobs, keep the price of a pint down and keep pubs open.”

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