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Pint of beer to hit £3 as VAT increase hits

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/04/2011

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Harry Wallop

"The hike could force the closure of many British pubs, which are already suffering severely from the smoking ban, higher alcohol duty rates and a change in social habits.

"The British Beer & Pub Association said the increase in VAT from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent would add a further 6p to the cost of a pint of beer.

"Along with the 26 per cent rise in beer duty seen during the past two years, the average price of a pint of beer has gone from £2.84 a year ago to £3.06p from this week."

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Twenty years ago a pint cost £1.26. In today's money - stripping out inflation - this equates to £2.03.

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"Pint of beer to hit £3 as VAT increase hits", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 20/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/pint-of-beer-to-hit-3-as-vat-increase-hits