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UK government wine consumption drops by a third

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.

Friday, October 14th, 2016 No Comments »

No ‘safe level’ of drinking says UK government

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.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Budget 2016: Trade and analysts react

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?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Victory as UK beer taxes are frozen

The Chancellor George Osborne has today announced a freeze in beer duty in support of brewers, pubs and beer drinkers.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 No Comments »

UK government pledges £3.6m for pubs

The British government has set aside £3.6 million to help local people buy out pubs that are threatened with closure.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Britain signs £100m barley deal with China

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.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Government spent £70K on wine last year

The UK government splashed out over £70,000 on replenishing its wine cellar last year, with spending up 15% on 2013.

Friday, July 17th, 2015 No Comments »

5,000 grape growers protest in Argentina

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.

Friday, January 16th, 2015 No Comments »

British embassies ‘should serve English wine’

A Tory MP has called for British embassies to serve more English and Welsh wine to foreign dignitaries rather than French.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Government steps up pressure on Tesco

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.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 No Comments »

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