Don Foster MP


Don Backs ‘British Pubs Need You’ Campaign

March 10, 2024 by Don Foster MP in Don in Bath, News with 0 Comments

Don Foster, MP for Bath is backing Hobgoblin’s ‘British Pubs Need You’ campaign which aims to encourage the Government to review the beer duty tax escalator.

Every year, the beer tax escalator increases the tax on beer by 2% above the rate of inflation, thus adding considerably more pressure on the Great British pub, the cornerstone of many of our communities. This campaign aims to collate 100,000 signatures to urge the Government to stop the beer duty escalator. So far the campaign has notched up nearly 10,000 signatures since its launch two weeks ago.

Mr Foster, a member of the All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group stresses the importance of the campaign: “This campaign is a positive step forward and by removing the beer duty escalator at the next budget, beer will be kept more affordable and go some way to supporting the Great British Pub.

“It’s crucial that local pubs and anyone that enjoys a fresh pint signs the e-petition - we really need to support the Great British Pub.”

The e-petition is hosted at: and beer lovers should sign-up if they want to continue enjoying a fresh pint in their local. We are at risk of losing more pubs and jobs within our local communities if we don’t show our support.

Wychwood Brewery Marketing Manager, Chris Keating added: “There seems to be a consensus that each year we, as beer drinkers, just accept a rise in tax as the norm – surely it’s time for us all to show our passion for the pub and make a stand.”

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