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Saturday 25 April 2015

WSTA

UK alcohol duty cuts branded ‘shameful’

Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to cut alcohol duty in this year’s Budget has been branded “disgraceful” by doctors and health campaigners.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Scotch sees painful 5% decline in UK

The UK market for Scotch whisky declined by nearly 5% last year alone, with over 4 million bottles of Scotch left on the shelves compared to 2013.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 No Comments »

British gin witnessing a ‘renaissance’

The British gin industry has grown 18% by value in the last two years, with premium offerings growing by nearly 50%, leading to calls for a change in the “punitive” UK tax regime.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 highest taxed EU countries for BWS

Figures have revealed the vast difference paid in tax on alcohol by EU member states, with the UK faring least favourably.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 4 Comments »

WSTA wins duty campaign award

The WSTA’s “Call Time on Duty” campaign, which last year successfully called for the UK government to cut duty on wine and spirits, has been honoured at a PR award ceremony.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Wine trade figures join calls to cut duty

UK winemakers, independent retailers and TV personalities have lent their support to the campaign calling on the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

WSTA piles pressure on UK Treasury

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is today meeting with the Treasury to present their 2015 budget submission, which calls for a 2% cut in duty.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

WSTA website aids fraud crackdown

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is calling on the drinks industry to make use of its new website designed to tackle the UK’s £1.3 billion alcohol fraud problem.

Monday, February 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Scottish secretary backs UK duty cut

The Secretary of State for Scotland has lent his support to the SWA’s Drop The Duty campaign, which is pushing for a 2% drop in UK alcohol tax.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine beats beer as UK’s ‘drink of choice’

Wine is now the most popular alcoholic drink in the UK having overtaken beer, according to research commissioned by the WSTA.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

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