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Friday 18 April 2014

duty escalator

WSTA launches ‘Call Time on Duty’ campaign

Scrapping the alcohol duty escalator would create 6,000 jobs and generate £230 million in revenue a new report has revealed as the WSTA opens a new campaign to get the measure removed from the 2014 budget.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Chancellor faces alcohol duty shortfall

The UK chancellor George Osborne is facing a £100 million shortfall in the duty he collects from alcohol, according to new figures released by the Wilson Drinks Report.

Friday, July 5th, 2013 No Comments »

WSTA blames UK duty escalator for high prices

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has claimed that the government’s wine and spirits duty escalator is to blame for the UK’s high alcohol prices.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 No Comments »

Women hit hardest by UK drink duty hike

Analysis from the WSTA has found women to bear the financial brunt as the beer tax cut is wiped out by wine and spirit increases.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 1 Comment »

Treasury papers reveal Budget smokescreen

George Osborne grabbed the headlines with his cut in beer duty, but analysis of the detail in Treasury background papers reveals considerable sleight of hand.

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 No Comments »

Budget disappointment for wine and spirits

While the beer industry celebrates the scrapping of the beer duty escalator and a cut in duty, those in the wine, spirits and cider industries were left disappointed by George Osborne’s Budget.

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 No Comments »

Beer industry reacts positively to duty cut

The beer industry has reacted positively to George Osborne’s Budget announcement that he will scrap the beer duty escalator and cut beer duty by 1p.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 No Comments »

Budget 2013: Beer duty to be frozen

Various news reports this morning claim that UK Chancellor George Osborne will freeze the duty escalator on beer in today’s Budget.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 No Comments »

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