Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the University of Sheffield's October 2019 report entitled Modelling the impact of alcohol duty policies since 2012 in England & Scotland, what assessment his Department has made of the correlation between the (a) reduction in alcohol duty and (b) rise in alcohol-related deaths since 2012.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Exchequer Secretary

The Treasury has not made an assessment of the correlation between alcohol duty and alcohol related deaths.

All taxes are kept under review and the impact of a change to alcohol duty is considered at each fiscal event, including its effect on jobs and the wider economy. HMRC publishes a Tax Information Impact Note explaining the impact of the change, each time a duty rate is amended. Please refer to the GOV.UK website to find these.

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