Cider APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To promote the cause of cider as a drink; raise its profile; and inform and educate people about its role and importance, especially in rural areas.

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Recent Documents related to Cider

1. Protected food name: Somerset cider brandy (PGI)
25/10/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Annex B: Somerset Cider Brandy Technical File Name and category of spirit drink including the geographical

2. ABV levels in beer, cider and wine for the ‘in-home’ market
19/06/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: beer, Analysis of beer, cider and wine sales to identify most commonly purchased

3. Cider Guidance
04/12/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Cider Guidance - HMRC internal manual - GOV.UK document

4. Excise Notice 162: cider production
01/10/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Excise Notice 162: cider production - GOV.UK

5. Prevent products not made from 95% apple juice being sold as cider
18/06/2020 - Petitions

Found: The Traditional Cider industry in the UK is being taken over by low ABV "fruit wines" or rather “alcopops”

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Cider

1. Finance (No. 3) Bill (Sixth sitting)
04/12/2018 - Public Bill Committees

1: Exchequer to review the impact of the revised rates on cider and wine on public health.Amendment 97, in - Speech Link
2: or below 22% alcohol by volume—ABV—and sparkling cider and perry exceeding 5.5% ABV but less than 8.5% - Speech Link
3: provision to set the new duty rate band on white cider included in the Finance Bill introduced after the - Speech Link

2. Health: Duties on Food and Drink
06/03/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: of “cider” so that only products with a minimum 35% apple or pear juice can be defined as cider for tax - Speech Link
2: in which white cider is currently marketed and taxed? White cider is in fact not cider at all, and many - Speech Link
3: Baroness, about white cider in the context of the Budget. I would add only that the UK cider industry is an - Speech Link

3. Alcohol Duty
25/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: and higher than the tax paid on wine, beer, and cider. In fact, a unit of alcohol served as Scotch whisky - Speech Link
2: comprised of four distinct categories—beer duty, cider duty, spirits duty and wine duty. That means that - Speech Link

4. Budget Resolutions
01/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: it has been welcomed from all quarters—from the cider drinkers of Somerset, to the whisky drinkers of - Speech Link
2: 62(1A) (rates of duty on cider) in paragraph (a) (rate of duty on sparkling cider of a strength exceeding - Speech Link

5. Alcohol: Minimum Unit Pricing
28/02/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: including high duty levels for drinks such as white cider. As we move ahead and look at the evidence, we have - Speech Link
2: that are particularly problematic, such as white cider. As I have said, we will look at how minimum unit - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Cider
1. Cider: Excise Duties
asked by: Wera Hobhouse
08/10/2020
... if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing the duty on cider with an alcohol content below 7 per cent.

2. Cider: Excise Duties
asked by: Harriett Baldwin
23/01/2020
... how much duty is paid by cider makers.

3. Cider: Excise Duties
asked by: Richard Holden
18/03/2021
... if he will make an estimate of the potential increase in cider duty required for (a) bottled and (b) off-licence beer on licenced premises from a keg or barrel to achieve revenue neutrality by offsetting a beer duty reduction of (i) 1p per pint (ii) 5p per pint (ii) 10p per pint (iii) 50 percent and (iv) 100 percent.

4. Cider: Excise Duties
asked by: Chris Green
22/02/2019
...000 litres would have on the growth of small cider producers in the UK.

5. Cider: Excise Duties
asked by: Bill Wiggin
14/02/2019
... what recent discussions his Department has had with the National Association of Cider Makers on duty thresholds for craft cider makers.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Bill Wiggin Portrait
Bill Wiggin
Deputy Chairman
Conservative - North Herefordshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Neil Parish Portrait
Neil Parish
Vice Chairman
Conservative - Tiverton and Honiton
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Wood Panel Industry
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Vice Chairman
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 29th August 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8149.

Email: ianlg@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
National Association of Cider Makers
Description
Reception
Value
£6,001
Date
11 Sep 2018
Source
National Association of Cider Makers
Description
Reception
Value
£6,001
Date
12 Sep 2017
Source
National Association of Cider Makers
Description
Reception held on 12 September 2017
Value
£4,501
Date
6 Feb 2017
Source
National Association of Cider Makers
Description
Reception held on 6 February 2017
Value
£4,501
Date
10 Feb 2016
Source
National Association of Cider Makers
Description
Reception held on 10 February 2016
Value
£6,001
Date
19 Oct 2015
Source
National Association of Cider Makers
Description
Reception held on 19 October 2015
Value
£4,501
Date
16 Mar 2015
Source
National Association of Cider Makers
Description
Reception Held on 16 March 2015
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Cider APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Secretary
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Neil Carmichael
Vice Chairman
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 28th September 2017