The industry reacts to the new alcohol duty hike

The changes penalise high ABV beverages, while draught pints have remained unchanged to ‘support’ pubs – but what about the rest?

Last Tuesday (1 August), the significant shake-up of alcohol taxation arrived, meaning that tax is now levied based on a drink’s strength. This means that the overall duty on most wines and spirits have increased, while taxes on lower alcohol drinks and most sparkling wines have fallen. 

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