A leading trade organisation has warned duty on beer in Britain is now 10 times higher that Spain and Germany. The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) also states that duty – which represents 42.5p of a pint – is now even higher than Denmark, Finland and Sweden. ALMR chief executive Nick Bish said: “Pubs are having to charge higher prices because of ever-increasing Treasury taxes. “At the same time, we're seeing record number of pub closures. That's not coincidence. It's cause and effect.”