Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

HM Treasury written question – answered at on 26 March 2015.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (1) reductions in duty on cider, beer and spirits announced in this year’s Budget, and (2) the ending of the alcohol duty escalator, will have on (a) rates of alcohol consumption, and (b) burdens on the health and criminal justice systems.

Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government published its assessment of the impacts of the alcohol duty changes in the Tax Information and Impact Notes alongside the Budget document in 2013, 2014 and 2015. This information is available on the gov.uk website[1].

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tax-information-and-impact-notes-tiins

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