The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) will tell politicians in Westminster on Tuesday that there should be a preferential rate of duty for beer sold in pubs.
The introduction of a preferential rate of duty for beer served in “draught” form is meant to encourage the consumption of beer in the social environment of a pub.
We asked in our daily Facebook poll: “Do you think MPs should support a cut in duty for draught beer?”
More than 200 readers took part in our online vote, and 82% of readers said “yes”, MPs should support a cut in duty for draught beer.
This is what readers had to say:
Robert Rain said: “Drink should be cheaper”
Chris Sayer said: “Should British or any draught beer be prioritised over British cider, gin, whisky etc? I drink more beer than anything else, but I still would like a good reason.”
Richard Abbott-Brailey said: “Support niche brewers and breweries.”
Kay Patterson said: “Support social meeting with a drink or two, not home binging.”
Julie Barnett said: “As long as it is British.”
David Holman said: “I’ll drink to that!”
Mark Thompson said: “Its a tough one. Obviously we need to save local pubs, but alas I think the horse has already bolted from most city estate pubs. And drinking habits have now changed. Even workingmen’s clubs have been severely hit.”