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Wines, spirits tax hike to wipe out benefits for pubs, bars: WSTA

April 25, 2013

Since the introduction of alcohol duty escalator in 2008, wine duty has increased by 50 percent and that of spirits by 44 percent. The latest 5.3 percent tax increase has resulted in increase of 10p on a 750ml bottle of wine and 53p on a 1l bottle of spirit.