The consumption of wine by UK government officials fell by a third in 2015/16, with the drop attributed to a lack of events throughout the year, particularly during the General Election period.
The UK Government has agreed to lower the recommended level of alcohol consumption to just 14 units per week following a consultation on a report put forward by the UK’s chief medical officer earlier this year.
The British Chancellor George Osborne has frozen taxes on beer, cider and spirits in his 2016 budget, while wine was overlooked – so could he have done more?
The Chancellor George Osborne has today announced a freeze in beer duty in support of brewers, pubs and beer drinkers.
The British government has set aside £3.6 million to help local people buy out pubs that are threatened with closure.
Britain has signed a £100 million deal with China to export around 750,000 tonnes of the grain to the country over the next five years, the UK’s Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced.
The UK government splashed out over £70,000 on replenishing its wine cellar last year, with spending up 15% on 2013.
Some 5,000 grape growers have taken to the streets in Mendoza to protest against the government’s lack of action over a bailout for the country’s troubled wine industry.
A Tory MP has called for British embassies to serve more English and Welsh wine to foreign dignitaries rather than French.
Business secretary Vince Cable has voiced his concerns about Tesco’s £263 million financial scandal, calling for a comprehensive review of the company’s practices.
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