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Adjournment debate

On 2 July 2012, Gavin Williamson, the Conservative MP for South Staffordshire, led an adjournment debate on beer duty.

Under the mechanism known as the beer duty escalator, beer duty has risen by 2% above inflation each year since 2008.

The level of tax rises with the strength of the beer and is paid directly by the brewer.


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