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07-11-2011, 09:10
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Well, I said that High Strength Beer Duty would be just the start, and it now looks as though they’re planning to extend the principle to wine (http://www.lovemoney.com/news/family-finance/tax/13265/wine-drinkers-set-to-pay-more-tax). Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

And I wouldn’t be at all surprised if, in the next two or three years, they come back and have another bite at the beer cherry. Given that there aren’t really any mass-market beers in the range from 5% to 7.5%, I would expect to see the cut-off point at 4.5% or even 4.0%. Enjoy that Pendle Witches Brew while you can...

(H/t to Leg-iron (http://underdogsbiteupwards.blogspot.com/))

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