Budget 2013: Leisure Property Experts Welcome Duty Cuts

Julian Jennings leisure partner at Gerald Eve a leading adviser to pubs commenting on April’s 3p rise in beer duty scrapped and instead, beer duty to be cut by 1p.

“We think it will bring some welcome relief, if only in a small way, for the pub, bar and brewing sector, and particularly for individual licensees and small businesses with drinks-led pubs in local communities.

“It is also pleasing  to see the Government recognising and empathising with the impact that statutory beer price rises have on the viability of smaller pub businesses and local brewers.”