Alcohol

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:

Following the recent Budget, how much excise duty is imposed on (a) a pint of beer and (b) a pint of cider at the following alcoholic strengths: (1) 0.5 per cent, (2) 3 per cent, (3) 5 per cent and (4) 7 per cent.

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Excise duty imposed on a pint of beer and a pint of cider are shown in the table.

Amount of Excise Duty imposed on a pint of:
Alcoholic Strength Beer Cider
0.5% £0.00 £0.00
3.0% £0.25 £0.16
5.0% £0.42 £0.16
7.0% £0.59 £0.16

Figures are excluding VAT.

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