“Under these plans, it looks as if French beer tax will increase from six pence per pint, to around 16 pence*.
“It’s a hefty increase, but it still leaves French beer duty at around one quarter of the rate here in the UK.
“A ten pence increase is what the UK brewing industry has received in the last two years alone – around half the damaging tax hike we’ve had since the beer duty escalator began in 2008.”
Notes to editors:
(*based on a 5 per cent abv pint)