Cider APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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

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

5. Pay Wine or Cider Duty
03/09/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Pay Wine or Cider Duty - GOV.UK document

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
4: review the revenue impact of the raised rates on cider and wine. I have looked closely at the policy papers - 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

6. Taxation: Beer and Pubs
31/10/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: too. One particular product, high-strength white cider, causes disproportionate levels of harm and perpetuates - Speech Link
2: Minister consider applying small breweries’ relief to cider producers, who do not enjoy that advantage at present - Speech Link
3: course, Heineken is one of the UK’s leading pub, cider and beer companies, and more than 90% of the beer - Speech Link
4: 22% alcohol by volume and high-strength sparkling cider, rose by retail prices index inflation. However - Speech Link
5: Member for Congleton (Fiona Bruce) made about white cider and will respond in due course. We have had a consultation - Speech Link

7. Oral Answers to Questions
14/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: you are a cider drinker, Mr Speaker, but say the word Somerset and you inevitably think of cider. Last week - Speech Link
2: hon. Friend. You may well agree, Mr Speaker, that cider is a delicious drink and, if I may be so bold, like - Speech Link

8. Oral Answers to Questions
28/02/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: differential with cider duty? Labour’s lower cider duty has led to a fantastic renaissance in both cider drinking - Speech Link
2: kind of cider that has not seen much of a real apple, and that is super-strength white cider, which is - Speech Link

9. Alcohol Harm
17/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: some 18% lower than in 2012, duty on spirits and cider is 10% lower and duty on wines 2% lower. We all - Speech Link
2: few decades. It is possible to buy a bottle of…cider, containing the same amount of alcohol as 19 shots - Speech Link
3: strongest drinks on the market, in England we can buy cider for 18p, lager for 23p, vodka for 36p and wine for - Speech Link
4: effective than tackling the problem at source? Cider and some of the highest content alcohol is on sale - Speech Link

10. Beer Duty
07/03/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: subject to 66% more duty than very high-strength cider at 7.5%? Does he agree that we could do more to - Speech Link
2: more duty imposed on them than 7.5% high-strength cider, which is more associated with problem drinking - Speech Link
3: 2016-17. To split that up, the duties on beer and cider are expected to raise £3.6 billion, whereas the - Speech Link
4: 22% alcohol by volume and high-strength sparkling cider, rose in line with the retail price index. Will - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Cider
1. 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.

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

3. Beer and Cider: Excise Duties
asked by: Bill Wiggin
19/02/2020
... whether he plans to lower the duty on (a) beer and (b) cider.

4. Cider: Excise Duties
asked by: Bill Wiggin
14/02/2019
... what fiscal support his Department is providing to promote the growth of craft cider makers.

5. Cider: Excise Duties
asked by: Chris Green
30/01/2019
...000 litres per annum.

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