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Budget June 2010 - alcohol and tobacco

  • Published: Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Cider duty rates will be reduced from 30 June 2010. See the table below for details.

Duty on beer, wine, spirits and tobacco

The government will review alcohol taxation and pricing and will report in the autumn. There will be no increases in the rate of duty on beer, wine or spirits in this Budget but the government will continue with the plans announced in the March 2010 Budget to increase the rates by 2 per cent above inflation each year to 2014-15.

Follow the link below for these rates.

Cider duty rates

Rates are UK pence per litre of product:

 Alcohol duties

 April 2010-11

 30 June 2010-11

 Still cider and perry:
(exceeding 1.2% - not exceeding 7.5% abv.)



 Still cider and perry:
(exceeding 7.5% - less than 8.5% abv.)



 Sparkling cider and perry:
 (exceeding 1.2% - not exceeding 5.5% abv.)



Secondary legislation will be introduced shortly to increase tax on cheap, strong ciders.

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