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Written Question
Beer and Cider: Taxation
Thursday 7th March 2024

Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)

Question to the HM Treasury:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reduce the tax on draught (a) beer and (b) cider.

Answered by Gareth Davies - Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)

At Spring Budget 2024, the Chancellor announced that alcohol duty would be frozen until 1 February 2025 to support alcohol producers, pubs, and consumers with cost of living pressures.

This extends the six months freeze the Government announced at Autumn Statement 2023, providing businesses time to adapt to the new duty system introduced on 1 August 2023.

Written Question
VAT: Small Businesses
Tuesday 10th July 2018

Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)

Question to the HM Treasury:

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how small businesses will manage their VAT arrangements with EU customers after the UK leaves the EU; and what assessment he has made of the potential effect of those new arrangements on the level of administration undertaken by those businesses.

Answered by Mel Stride - Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Government’s aim is to keep VAT processes as close as possible to what they are now. This will provide the best continuity and most certainty for small businesses.

Our future relationship with the EU is subject to further negotiations.