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Whisky: Excise Duties

Question for Treasury

UIN 60493, tabled on 21 October 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to freeze or lower excise duties on whisky.

Answered on

29 October 2021

As announced at Autumn Budget 2021, the duty rates on beer, cider, wine and spirits will be frozen for another year, saving consumers £3 billion over the next five years and supporting the hospitality industry and its suppliers as they recover from the pandemic. Due to the continued freeze on alcohol duty, Scotch whisky is also facing the lowest real-terms tax rate since 1918.

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Treasury