The European Union is proposing to ban the current tax exemption of small UK cider and perry producers. This will affect the small hobbyist and farm gate producers who, in my opinion, produce some of the best cider in the country and it might make it uneconomical for them to continue.
Now I'm not sure how well on line petitions work as they seem to have been done to death lately, but I think that this is worth signing. Anything that helps keep small businesses going and keeps us from having to buy from the same big firms has to be a good thing.
Follow the link and add you name if you want to help keep small rural cider producers going. There's also more information there about the changes: