Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

UK: Beer duty to be adjusted to tackle ‚problem drinking‘

Donnerstag 2. Dezember 2010 von htm

The HM Treasury today announced plans to change beer duty for certain strengths as part of Government plans ‚to review alcohol taxation to tackle problem drinking without unfairly penalising responsible drinkers, pubs and important local industries.‘
The Treasury announced its plans to introduce a new additional duty on beers over 7.5% abv in strength and a reduced rate of duty on beers at a strength of 2.8% abv or below. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 11/02/10) hm-treasury.gov.uk, 11/30/10 Comment: Interesting that it is now accepted: The price influences the consumption. But reducing the taxes on beer is an invitation for young people to start earlier. Maybe that’s the reason why this tax reform has been accepted by the industry.

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