Budget 2017: How the industry reacted

Corks were popping up and down the country after the Chancellor announced a tax freeze on beer, wine, cider and spirits just in-time for Christmas.

But not everyone in the industry is happy after hearing the 2017 Autumn Statement.

Infamous high-alcohol budget drinks like white cider got a name-check from Philip Hammond, who said the government will raise taxes on them in 2019. Naturally, some in the cider sector have fears for the future.

We’ve taken a look at some of the most significant reactions to this year’s Autumn Statement, from outright praise to condemnation.

Keep scrolling to see what the drinks business’ industry leaders about Hammond’s alcohol duty freeze.

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