UK winemakers, independent retailers and TV personalities have lent their support to the campaign calling on the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty.
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.
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.
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.
Wine is now the most popular alcoholic drink in the UK having overtaken beer, according to research commissioned by the WSTA.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has once again called on taxes in the UK wine trade to be cut, as figures reveal wine consumption in the UK is set to rise.
An “unprecedented” new body combining the drinks trade and retailers has published its first set of guidelines on alcohol standards in retail.
The UK drinks trade has responded to claims that voluntary industry and government partnerships to tackle excessive drinking have failed.
The average UK family spent over twice as much on tax for their Christmas drinks than in France, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
The UK drinks trade has reached its target to remove one billion units of alcohol from the market by the end of 2015 ahead of schedule.
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