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Budget March 2010 - alcohol and tobacco

  • Published: Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Today, the Chancellor announced that alcohol duties will increase by 2 per cent above inflation for two further years from 2013. Tobacco duty will increase from today by 1 per cent above inflation and then increase by 2 per cent in real terms each year until 2014.

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Alcohol

Cider duty rates will increase by 10 per cent above inflation. Other alcohol duty rates will increase by 2 per cent above inflation.

In addition, all alcohol duty rates will increase by 2 per cent above inflation for two further years, until 2014-15.

Product

Effect of tax* on typical item
(increase in pence)

Typical unit

Beer (4.2% abv)

2p

pint of beer

Wine

10p

75cl bottle

Sparkling wine

12p

75cl bottle

Spirits (37.5% abv)

36p

70cl bottle

Spirits-based ready to drink

2p

275ml bottle

 Cider

5p 

litre 

Sparkling cider

9p

75cl bottle


* Tax refers to duty, plus VAT

Tobacco

Tobacco duty rates will increase by 1 per cent above inflation from today and by 2 per cent above inflation for the next four years.

Product

Effect of tax* on typical item (increase in pence)

Typical unit

Cigarettes

15p

packet of 20

Cigars

6p

packet of 5

Hand-rolling tobacco

15p

25g

Other smoking tobacco and chewing tobacco

9p

25g of pipe tobacco


* Tax refers to duty, plus VAT

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