Wines: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 7th March 2022.

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Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Conservative, Wealden

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of still wine sold in the UK that will be subject to a potential increase in duty under the Alcohol Duty Review; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Conservative, Wealden

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Government’s proposed changes to alcohol excise duty on duty receipts from (a) beer, (b) cider, (c) spirits and (d) wine and sparkling wine made from fresh grapes; if he will place a copy of this assessment in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Conservative, Wealden

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has had discussions with the UK wine industry's (a) domestic producers and (b) importers on the potential scope to reduce the alcoholic content of wine made from fresh grapes; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately The Exchequer Secretary

Costings for this policy were announced at Autumn Budget 2021 and can be accessed via the following link on page 12: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1029980/Policy_Costings_Document_FINAL.pdf

The Treasury is continuing to engage with the UK wine industry on these reforms and is interested in understanding the administrative and economic impacts on businesses.

Further detail about the impact of alcohol duty reforms on industry will be included in a tax information and impact note when the policy is final, or near final, in the usual way.

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