Wine sales in the UK’s on and off-trade dropped by 2% this year, while on-trade alcohol sales dropped by 6%, according to a WSTA report.
Campaigners are toasting their success after it was announced that the “unfair” alcohol duty escalator on wines and spirits is to be scrapped and duty on all spirits frozen.
UK pubs are becoming increasingly reliant on revenue from wine and spirits, new research has shown.
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.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling on the drinks industry to get behind its campaign to end an “unfair” alcohol super-tax – one month before this year’s UK budget is set.
For the technologically-minded wine lover there are a wealth of apps on offer to enhance your experience of wine.
Scrapping the alcohol duty escalator would create 6,000 jobs and generate £230 million in revenue a new report has revealed as the WSTA opens a new campaign to get the measure removed from the 2014 budget.
The latest MESAS report into Scotland’s alcohol policy appears to show that there has been positive progress in tackling harmful drinking in the country.
For once a Christmas present – of sorts – from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. No fresh impositions on the drinks sector in the Autumn Statement.
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.
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