Ban on Draught Takeaway
A new Alcohol Duty regime comes into force from 1 August 2023. This includes the new, lower, draught duty rate which will apply on many draught beer and cider containers. Unfortunately, the legislation underpinning the new system bans any sales from draught duty-paid containers for consumption off the premises, which includes from our festivals.
This means that from 1 August it will be an offence for festivals to decant from a draught duty-paid container for off sales.
Therefore, from 1 August all CAMRA festivals are being asked to stop making draught takeout sales until Events Committee have held more detailed discussions in September.