Stewart Jackson MP has welcomed announcements in the budget to support pubs in Peterborough.

The budget announced:

  • Tax on beer to be cut by a penny a pint, helping local pubs.
  • Duties on Scotch whisky and other spirits will be frozen, supporting the Scottish whisky industry.
  • Duty on ordinary ciders to be frozen, helping West Country cider makers hit by the recent weather.
  • The duty escalator for wine has been abolished.

Stewart Jackson MP commented:

‘This budget is great news for the 4,360 pubs and the 39,200 people who work in them in the East of England region. 

‘This is the second year that a penny has been taken off a pint, with duties on Scottish whisky and most ciders frozen too.

‘I am very supportive of the pubs across Peterborough, CAMRA locally, and of Peterborough Beer Festival, which is an important part of the city’s varied cultural offering.  This is welcome support for them, protecting jobs, and serving up some extra help for hardworking people.’

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