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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian Pledges Support for Local Pubs in York Outer

October 17, 2018

Julian has pledged his support for the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in his constituency keep their doors open. Julian joins the more than 100,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 142 in York Outer.

Julian is calling on the Government to cut beer tax at the Budget later this month. With £1 in every £3 pounds spent in UK pubs going to the taxman, British drinkers now pay 40% of all beer tax across the EU, but drink only 12% of the beer. Brewing and pubs in York Outer supports 1436 jobs and contributes £27.9m to the local economy.

Commenting on the campaign, Julian said:

“Pubs are at the heart of our communities, but with three British pubs closing their doors for good every day the Government should consider a cut to beer tax. I’m supporting the Long Live the Local campaign and calling on the Chancellor to cut beer tax to support our local pubs.”

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said:

“Beer duty has increased by 60% over the last 17 years and now the UK has one of the highest rates of tax in Europe. When over two thirds of all alcoholic drinks purchased in the pub are beers, a cut in beer tax would go a long way to protecting pubs across York Outer. We are very grateful to Julian Sturdy for their support for the Long Live the Local campaign, and hope that the Government listens to MPs across Parliament and the thousands of people across the country who are calling for a cut in beer tax to protect our pubs.”