Alan Campbell MP has today pledged his support for the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in Tynemouth keep their doors open. Alan Campbell joins the more than 100,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 194 in Tynemouth.
The local MP is calling on the Government to cut beer tax at the Budget. 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 Tynemouth supports 1877 jobs and contributes £30.8m to the local economy.
Commenting on the campaign, Alan Campbell MP said:
“Pubs are at the heart of communities across Tynemouth, 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 at this year’s Budget to support pubs in our local communities.”