UK Cider industry continues to grow
27 Jan, 2016
In the March Budget earlier this year, the Chancellor announced a cut in the duty rates on lower strength cider by 2%. The measure saved cider drinkers around 1p on each litre of cider.
In the Summer Budget, the Chancellor made a further announcement that the existing duty exemption for small scale cider makers will remain in place until and unless a replacement scheme is established. The European Commission had asked the UK Government
to remove the exemption, arguing there is no allowance for it under EU law.