Byline: By DAVID WILLIAMSON Western Mail
Phillip lay, retail director at brewer SA Brain & Co, was in low spirits about the Budget. He said, 'We are disappointed Gordon Brown has once again looked to beer to raise revenue. Beer drinkers have endured too many tax increases in recent years and will again be faced with a more expensive pint.
'It might only be a rise with inflation but it is still the customers' pockets he is hitting. On another disappointing note, it's a shame to see that no plans have been put forward to support the beer industry through the myriad changes associated with the new smoking laws.
'However, we do welcome the freeze in duty on …