Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 18th November 2021.

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Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Conservative, Gosport

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reconsider the Draught Relief policy so that it will apply to drinks served from draught containers less than 40 litres in order to benefit a wider range of breweries.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately The Exchequer Secretary

Our initial proposal is that the relief would apply to containers at least as big as the traditional firkin – a 40 litre cask. We will discuss the size of containers that will qualify for the relief with brewers as part of our consultation process.

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