Beer to go up by 15p a pint!
Beer. You like it don't you. It makes you better looking. It makes you a superior dancer. It enables you to ooze charm. It absolutely, unequivocally makes you a tremendous lover. Why, if it wasn't for the headache the morning after, it'd be perfect.
However, beer looks like it will be going up in price, AGAIN! And it could be as much as 15p a pint!
The people at Enterprise Inns and Punch Taverns have announced that they'll be increasing the prices they charge tenants. To you, that means price rises in upward of 11,000 pubs. That's a fifth of all the pubs in Britain.
Enterprise Inns blamed higher bills from Coors and Carlsberg as it raised prices up by an average of 5 per cent, which they'll have to pass on. Meanwhile, a Punch Taverns memo seen by The Sun shows its prices will climb by up to 12 per cent from February 20.
This is a lovely price rise that comes before another inevitable price rise come the Budget. This could mean that a pint of Carlsberg could cost you nearly £4 in some instances and, to be frank, you may as well drink your own urine for free in that case.