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Will regressive alcohol duties destroy Britain’s drinks industry?

1 August 2023

11:18 PM

1 August 2023

11:18 PM

What is duty on alcoholic drinks for: to raise revenue or to make us better, more sober people? A close reading of the new duty rates which were announced in the spring budget, but which come into effect today, provide little enlightenment. You can read them for yourself, but here is a summary:

  • On beer or cider less than 3.5

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