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Saturday 31 January 2015

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British beer sales up first time in a decade

A decade of decline in UK beer sales has come to an end following a 1.3% rise in 2014, but the future of UK pubs is still “fragile”.

Friday, January 30th, 2015 No Comments »

WSTA hits out at UK festive tax spend

The average UK family spent over twice as much on tax for their Christmas drinks than in France, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Irish indies struggle against duty rise

Wine sales in Ireland plunged by almost 10% last year following the implementation of Europe’s highest wine excise duty rate.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Cider sector clarifies minimum price issue

The National Association of Cider Makers has warned the trade to be alert to differences in how various types of cider are affected by the UK government’s new ban on selling alcoholic drinks below cost.

Monday, June 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Deep discounting has ‘muddied water’ in UK

UK wine distributor PLB’s new managing director John Osborne believes the deep discounting culture in supermarkets has “muddied the water” in the UK.

Monday, March 10th, 2014 No Comments »

UK counts cost of illicit alcohol

The illicit wine market could have cost the UK up to £700 million in revenue losses last year, according to the first ever estimates on this category to be released by HM Revenue & Customs.

Tuesday, October 15th, 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 »

HMRC beer seizures double

The amount of beer confiscated by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has more than doubled over the last three years.

Friday, June 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Brothers jailed over £4.7m booze fraud

Two brothers from the UK midlands have been jailed after they were discovered trying to avoid paying more than £4.7 million in alcohol duty.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 No Comments »

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