Eltham and Plumstead MP Clive Efford has received a special award today for his working in helping to secure last year’s historic cut in beer duty in the Budget. Clive was presented with the new ‘Beer Champion’ award, including a truly unique new beer brewed especially for the occasion.
The special award is a joint initiative from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) all of whom wanted to recognize the role of Clive, who supported Britain’s national drink during 2013, especially for hissupport in scrapping the Beer Duty Escalator, which lead to the cut in Beer Duty.
Mike Benner, Chief Executive of CAMRA, comments:
“This reward recognises Clive for his invaluable support in the campaign to scrap the beer duty escalator. Clive really helped in drawing attention to the harm caused by tax increases totaling 42 per cent over four years.”