Beer: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 13th May 2022.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many small producers that produce multiple alcoholic products will be effected by the introduction of small producer relief.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately The Exchequer Secretary

The Government intends to introduce a new Small Producers Relief to replace the existing Small Brewers Relief. The new relief will include beer, cider, wine and spirits-based drinks below 8.5% alcohol by volume (ABV). It aims to encourage innovation and remove barriers growth for small producers.

This change will benefit hundreds of small producers across the UK by giving them access to reduce rates for the first time, across a wider range of products.

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