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CAMRA launch beer tax e-petition site

CAMRA has launched a new microsite as part of a year long campaign to gain 100,000 signatures on the e-petition calling for the beer tax escalator to be scrapped.

In this year’s Budget George Osborne announced the Government’s intention to continue its careless and damaging approach to Britain’s beloved pubs as beer duty rises by 5%.

This increase will bring about yet more price rises at the bar, and further job losses in the sector.

Around £1 on every pint goes to the tax man in beer duty and VAT – we ask you and your beer drinking friends to fight back and sign the e-petition.

The golden number is 100,000 signatures ahead of Budget 2013. Once we’ve reached this figure it will enable us to call for a Parliamentary debate and end the escalator.

To learn more about the campaign, find out the latest news, download and order free promotional material and track as the petition moves towards the 100,000, go to 

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