Beer tax set to hit Doncaster pubs and clubs

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Plans to hike up alcohol taxes are set to hit pubs, bars and restaurants in Doncaster.

Pub campaigners say Chancellor George Osborne has plans for a £100m tax bill for the country’s venues in March’s Budget through the Alcohol Duty Escalator (ADE).

The figures were uncovered by the Call Time On Duty campaign using the Government’s own revenue forecasts.

The Call Time On Duty Campaign, led by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, the Scotch Whisky Association and The TaxPayers’ Alliance, is calling for the Chancellor to scrap the ADE.

Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said: “George Osborne has committed to helping pubs, bars and restaurants.

“He can do so this March by abandoning plans to hike up their tax bill.”