The Price Of Your Beer Is About To Rise, And There's Nothing You Can Do About It

Boozehounds beware

Chances are, you spend so much money on pub rounds that you've ultimately found yourself dropping mates in order to keep 'being an absolute ledge' economically viable.

Well prepare to ditch another lifelong friend, because according to the Metro pubs could be forced to raise the price of a pint by 30p.

Labour MP Gill Furniss warned that pubs would face a £421 million in increase in their bills due to the Government's controversial re-evaluation.

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Speaking at communities and local government questions, shadow business minister Ms Furniss said: 'Twenty-nine pubs are closing every week and the industry estimate they will need to increase prices by 30p per pint to deal with the £421 million rates increase after the re-evaluation.

'All small businesses – many in Sheffield and Brightside, my own constituency – are in the firing line.

Local government minister Andrew Percy maintains that the government's approach to valuing pubs had been agreed by all five bodies representing the pub sector, but that will do nothing to qualm the fears of absolute ledges across the country, who already contend with exorbitant prices in order to bring the beers in.