Beer and pub’s £22bn contribution to UK economy & that awkward Grant Shapps tweet

Published On: 25th March 2014

Never has a gift been so compromised by the manner of its giving. There was delight in beer circles the other day when George Osborne announced not only the end of the hated alcohol duty escalator, but also a further penny cut in the duty of beer. And then Grant Shapps put out that tweet.