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Cheers George! A positive Budget for the brewing sector

Andy Coyne
Andy Coyne
Editor, West Midlands

THE brewing industry is celebrating after a number of measures were announced by George Osborne which should benefit the industry.

He announced the scrapping of the beer duty escalator which was predicated on an annual 2% increase above inflation, a move that industry analysts believe could save more than 10,000 jobs, mostly in Britain’s pubs.

He also announced a penny off a pint which - in the sense that it isn’t an increase - will please drinkers and landlords alike.

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