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Support Your Local Pubs

Pubs and breweries are a crucial part of British communities, especially here in London. Yet, even though they are a vital cornerstone of our social lives, many pubs have been on the brink of collapse for some time. Unfortunately, the global COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated such pressure.

That's why Long Live The Local is here to support the great pubs and breweries that are integral to our lives by pressing to reform three taxes:


🍺 An extension in the current lower level of VAT for food and beverages sold in pubs with a view to making this permanent
🍺 An overall reduction in beer duty and alcohol duty reforms that support British pubs and beer as a lower strength product
🍺 Lower business rates for pubs equitable to other similar businesses


Reforming these taxes will help give pubs a bit more breathing space financially, allowing them to remain open and flourish for you, their valuable customer. You can read more about the reasons for reform here.

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Sign the petition to cut beer and pub tax and protect the pubs you love.

How Can I Help?

The best way that YOU can support your treasured local pubs is to sign the petition below.

By signing, you are asking the Government to lower VAT & business rates for pubs as well as an overall reduction in Beer Duty as part of wider duty reform.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

While you're here - why not remind yourself of how great having a local pub is by making a booking and joining us at Duke Of Somerset for a few drinks?