COMMENT - Crippling tax

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MANY Wigan community locals are on life support, if not already ‘critical.’

Who says so?

The boss of the borough’s award winning craft brewery, All Gates, which now has half a dozen pubs of their own.

He says it is time for the government to review the beer duty escalator which keeps slopping tax onto the humble pint and has now increased by an eyebrow raising 42 per cent since introduction.

Could the Coalition be killing off this golden goose and the many thousands of jobs that go with it?