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Friday 3 July 2015

WSTA

UK market in growth as price increases slow

The latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association show that “consumers are finally getting the break they deserve after years of inflation-busting tax rises”.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Trade builds on British gin success

With 140 million bottles of British gin being exported a year, the government, suppliers and the industry’s largest trade body have teamed up to promote the category further.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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