Great Newsome Brewery praises Chancellor for ‘lifeline to pubs and communities’
Local brewer Great Newsome Brewery is raising a glass of its fine beer to the Chancellor today, after he not only abolished the unpopular beer duty escalator in the Budget, but also cut a further penny off the pint.
The move offers a lifeline to pubs and the communities around them in Hull and East Yorkshire, says Matthew Hodgson. Mr Hodgson said, “We are delighted that the Chancellor has listened to the many voices calling for an end to the escalator, which included cash-strapped drinkers, struggling licensees and a growing number of MPs across the divide.
“A pint of beer in the pub should be an affordable pleasure rather than an occasional treat, and by cutting duty, the Government is ensuring that draught beer ““ a relatively low-alcohol drink ““ remains Britain’s favourite tipple, as it has been for centuries.
“This move will generate growth and jobs in brewing, one of Britain’s few remaining manufacturing industries, and in pubs – both sectors that employ high numbers of young people. The revenue to the Treasury from this investment will far outweigh whatever they might have earned from beer duty.”
Mr Hodgson continued, “As a small, local brewer, we benefit from Government investment in the form of Small Breweries’ Relief, which enables us to invest in our brewery, employ local people and contribute to the local economy.
We hope that this beer-friendly Budget from a Chancellor who clearly has been listening to the industry and to drinkers, will help pubs in Hull and East Yorkshire will thrive again at the heart of their local communities.
GREAT NEWSOME BREWERY BREWERY WAS FOUNDED IN 2007 BY THE HODGSON FAMILY ON THEIR FARM NEAR PATRINGTON IN EAST YORKSHIRE. TO DATE IT HAS SOLD OVER 1.5 MILLION PINTS OF BEER TO PUBS, SHOPS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS. ITS BEST-SELLING BEER IS SLECK DUST, A PALE 3.8% BEER DESCRIBED AS A “LEGENDARY LIGHT ALE”, WHICH CAN BE BOUGHT LOCALLY AT NUMEROUS LOCAL OUTLETS. BREWERY WEBSITE WWW.GREATNEWSOMEBREWERY.CO.UK.
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Great Newsome Brewery based in Frodingham near Hull in East Yorkshire, micro brewers of real ales available in 4.5 and 9 gallon casks, 500ml real ale bottles, merchandise and gift packs. Home to Sleck Dust, Jem’s Stout, Pricky Back Otchan and Frothingham Best. Custom real ale labels and bar service…