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Cider: Excise Duties

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 13589, tabled on 27 October 2015

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to restore the cider differential.

Answered on

2 November 2015

The government recognises that small cider producers are a traditional part of rural economies and its support for small cider producers has helped create a diverse and vibrant market, improving consumer choice and creating jobs. To support the wider industry, at the March 2015 Budget the duty on lower strength cider was cut by 2 per cent.

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