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Saturday 31 January 2015

Scotch Whisky Association

Scotch industry ‘bigger than iron and steel’

The Scotch whisky industry is now bigger than the UK’s iron and steel, textiles, shipbuilding and computing industries, contributing £5 billion to the UK economy each year.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 No Comments »

84% of Brits oppose ‘unfair’ Scotch tax

The majority of Brits are unaware that they are charged an average of £10.06 in tax on every bottle of Scotch, with 84% believing the rate to be unfair.

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 1 Comment »

UK on-trade sales slip 3% in 12 months

While the UK’s off-trade saw a slight return to growth, sales at pubs, bars and restaurants fell by 3% in the last 12 months.

Friday, December 19th, 2014 No Comments »

WSTA launches campaign to cut duty by 2%

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has launched a campaign calling for a 2% cut in duty on wine and spirits, which it says would result in a £1.5 billion boost to public finances in 2015.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

SWA casts doubt on UK alcohol proposals

The chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association has questioned the effectiveness of several measures proposed by a group of UK MPs to tackle alcohol misuse.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 No Comments »

UK Scotch market shrinks by 3%

The UK Scotch whisky market shrunk by 3% last year strengthening calls by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to scrap an “unfair” super tax on spirits.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Scheme launched to prevent Scotch fraud

Tighter security measures have been introduced to help prevent fraud within the Scotch whisky industry.

Friday, January 10th, 2014 No Comments »

SWA announces new chief executive

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed David Frost as its new chief executive and he will take over when Gavin Hewitt steps down at the end of 2013.

Monday, September 16th, 2013 No Comments »

Minimum pricing legal challenge dismissed

A legal challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association to the introduction of a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland has been dismissed.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

Scotch whisky manufacturers urged to reject independence

The director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has told the Scotch whisky industry that it should reject Scottish independence as it currently benefits from being part of the UK.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 No Comments »

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