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Sunday 7 February 2016

Scotch Whisky Association

SWA calls for further 2% spirits tax cut

The Scotch Whisky Association has today launched a campaign calling for a further 2% cut in spirits duty in the upcoming UK Budget.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Scotch trade makes steady progress on green targets

The Scotch whisky industry is “on course” to meet environmental targets, despite increasing its energy use by 14% and decreasing its greenhouse gas emissions by just 1% since 2008, according to a report by the SWA.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 No Comments »

SWA opens London office

The Scotch Whisky Association has opened a new office in London as the category continues to grow and contribute to the UK economy.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Rise in single malt exports boosts Scotch

There is now clear evidence that the recent decline in Scotch whisky is slowing, says the SWA, with the volume of exports down by 3% – half last year’s decline.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 Scotch whisky brands

db counts down the 10 biggest Scotch whisky brands by volume in 2014, a year that witnessed some highs, but many more woes.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 4 Comments »

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 »

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