Key Campaigns

CAMRA’s Key Campaigns

1

Why?

Beer duty has increased by 42% since 2008

How:

  • Continue to fight for a fair deal on tax
  • Maintain and increase the differential between duty paid on beer, wine and spirits
  • Build on other opportunities to reduce the tax burden for pub-goers such as a reduction in VAT and lower tax for draught beers

2

Why?

Current planning systems in England and Wales allows the conversion of pubs without planning permission and pubs owned by Pub Companies are obliged to buy their beer from the Pubco rather than at cheaper rates on the open market

How:

  • Secure changes to planning law in England, Wales and Scotland to prevent the demolition of pubs without planning permission and also change of use in England and Wales without planning permission
  • Secure local authority action to support, protect and promote pubs and list 300 pubs as Assets of Community Value by the end of 2013
  • Ensure the Government delivers on its commitment to reform the activities of the large pub companies
  • Ensure the Scottish and UK Governments deliver minimum pricing to help level the playing field between supermarkets and pubs

3

Why?

45% of people have never tried real ale

How:

  • Raise the profile of different beer styles and encourage real ale drinkers to try different styles by launching a Beer Style Campaign
  • Secure the future of endangered beer styles
  • Improve quality from the brewery to the cellar and into the glass
  • Raise the profile of pubs that serve real cider and perry

4

Why? 

42% of pub-goers suggested that had visited the pub less over the previous 12months contributing to 26 pubs closing each week

How:

  • Encourage more people to visit pubs by holding a year of pub promotion campaigns, including a Pubs and Charity campaign to highlight the amount of money that pubs raise each year
  • Research and promote the impact that the pubs industry has on the British economy
  • Carry out market research to establish consumer drivers in pub use
  • Develop new and existing models for pubs and promote these to the industry
  • Promote new and existing successful pubs to the non-pub-going public

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