Wholesale Trade: Alcoholic Drinks

Treasury written question – answered on 22nd June 2018.

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Photo of Teresa Pearce Teresa Pearce Labour, Erith and Thamesmead

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many wholesalers have applied for registration under the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme since that scheme was introduced by HMRC on 1 January 2016.

Photo of Teresa Pearce Teresa Pearce Labour, Erith and Thamesmead

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many wholesalers have had their registration application rejected under the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme since that scheme was introduced on 1 January 2016.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

Since the introduction of the Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme on 1 January 2016, HMRC has received 9,984 applications for approval. This includes a small number of applications from non-wholesale businesses.

Over the same period, HMRC has rejected 811 applications for approval under the Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme. This includes applications from businesses covered by an exemption, such as retailers who make wholesale sales unintentionally.

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