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As Beer Tax Rises, It’s Last Call For Many British Pubs

Tweet One of Great Britain’s great institutions is under threat: the pub. The British Beer and Pub Association says an average of 52 pubs are closing each week. Changing consumer tastes, a two-year-old smoking ban and the deepening economic recession have hit pubs hard. But for thousands, the death blow has been dealt by rising government taxes on beer — up to 20 percent in the past two years. The traditional pint glass of beer now runs ... Jump to full article >>