Beer: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of small breweries that will pay a higher rate of duty under the proposed changes to Small Breweries' Relief.

Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the rate of duty relief for small breweries under his proposed changes to Small Breweries' Relief for breweries producing (a) 2,100hl-3,000hl, (b) 3,001hl-4,000hl and (c) 4,001hl-5000hl.

Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what rate of duty relief small breweries between 5,000hl and 10,000hl will receive under his proposed changes to Small Breweries' Relief.

Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of delaying changes to Small Breweries' Relief due to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary

The Treasury has been reviewing Small Brewers Relief since 2018. As announced to Parliament in July, the Treasury has concluded the first stage of the review and set out its findings.

The Treasury will consult later this year on further aspects of reforming the relief, including the shape of the new taper. The results of this consultation will help determine what rate of duty breweries will face as they grow.

In order to provide time for brewers to adapt, final changes will not come into effect until at least 1 January 2022.

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