ALE August/September 1996 No. 285

Government Drags Its Feet On Beer Duty Problem


The British Government continues to do nothing to save British pubs and breweries from the illegal and anti-social bootlegging trade. We need a hefty reduction in the crippling duty on beer and we need it NOW. The industry cannot sustain the loss of over 1 million pints per day to unfair competition. Drinkers will not tolerate this threat to the pub and their whole lifestyle.

Evening Hours Reform

The Home Office is considering a relaxation of the evening drinking hours. The option which seems to appeal to most pub-goers is an extension by one hour on Friday and Saturday nights.

Any pubs giving cause for complaint lose the privilege and revert to 11:00 closing.

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