For many months now, members of CAMRA have been trying to drum up support for people to sign the epetition, forcing parliament to debate the beer duty escalator. At time of writing (11th September 2012) the petition stands at 96,475 signatories!
Currently, without discussion, the tax on beer rises by 2% above the rate of inflation. Whilst a parliamentary discussion on the topic won’t drop the price of a pint, if successful, it should prevent or reduce future year-by-year price hikes.
There’s a long way yet to go, but this is an important first step! If you’ve not signed the petition (shame on you!) you can do so here:
If you want to see how your postcode area is represented, you can see a geographical representation of signatories here.