Beer: Excise Duties

HM Treasury written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Graham Evans Graham Evans Conservative, Weaver Vale

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on jobs and investment in the beer industry of a reduction in beer duty.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government keeps all taxes under review, including alcohol duties, and is always willing to consider any evidence in relation to alcohol taxation policy. Any changes to beer duty need to take account of a wide range of factors, including the Exchequer impact, the impact on businesses and consumers, and on public health.

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