England and Wales fans watching Euro 2020 abroad will pay up to ELEVEN times less duty on beer than in UK


ENGLAND and Wales fans who travel abroad to watch Euro 2020 will pay up to eleven times less duty on beer than at home.

Campaigners are demanding new Chancellor Rishi Sunak cut the tax in his forthcoming Budget to cheer supporters watching on TV in the UK or at games here.

Drinkers pay 54.2p per pint for a five per cent beer in the UK

This summers tournament is being held in 12 European cities, including London, with semi-finals and the final at Wembley.

Drinkers pay 54.2p per pint for a five per cent beer in the UK.

This compares to 4.6p in Germany and 4.9p in Spain.

Englands group games are also at Wembley, but the Three Lions could head abroad if they qualify for the Round of 16 and quarter-finals.

Beer will go up in line with inflation unless the Treasury freezes or cuts beer duty.

David Cunningham, campaign director for Long Live The Local, said: Theres no better place to watch the Euros on TV than in a pub. But sadly they are still closing at an alarming rate due to the high taxes they face.

The Treasury said all taxes are kept under review.

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