Bolton Beer & Cider Week

CAMRA is one of the most successful consumer organisations in Europe. Founded by four beer lovers in 1971, today we represent more than 190,000 beer drinkers and pub goers across the UK. Our vision is to have quality real ale, cider and perry and thriving pubs and clubs in every community.

Our mission is:

  • to secure the long term future of real ale, real cider and real perry by increasing their quality, availability and popularity;
  • to promote and protect pubs and clubs as social centres and part of the UK’s cultural heritage;
  • to increase recognition of the benefits of responsible, moderate social drinking;
  • to play a leading role in the provision of information, education and training to all those with an interest in beer, cider and perry of any type;
  • to ensure where possible that producers and retailers of beer, cider and perry act in the best interests of the consumer.

We do this by encouraging beer and cider drinking and pub and club-going with our beer festivals, pub saving campaigns and awards, and by lobbying Government for change to better support the industry and the trade.

More information can be found on the National website here

Branch Campaigning

Alcohol Duty Consultation – January 2022

Following a commitment at Budget 2020, the government ran a call for evidence on how well the alcohol duty system currently works and how it could be reformed. 

Policies contained within the proposals include:

  • Changes to duty structures
  • New rates for some products sold on draught
  • Extension of small producer reliefs
  • Simplification of the administrative regime.

More information on the review can be found here

The Branch provided a response to the review which you can read on the members area