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Finance Act 2002

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Alcoholic liquor duties

2Rates of duty on cider

(1)In section 62(1A) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 (c. 4) (rates of duty on cider)—

(a)in paragraph (b) (rate of duty per hectolitre in the case of cider of a strength exceeding 7.5 per cent that is not sparkling cider), for “£39.21” substitute “£38.43”;

(b)in paragraph (c) (rate of duty per hectolitre in any other case), for “£26.13” substitute “£25.61”.

(2)This section shall be deemed to have come into force on 28th April 2002.

3Duty on beverages made with spirits to be at spirits rate

(1)Omit section 1(9) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 (under which alcoholic beverages of a strength between 1.2 and 5.5 per cent made with spirits are treated as not being spirits, unless of a description specified by Treasury order).

(2)This section shall be deemed to have come into force on 28th April 2002.

4Reduced rates of duty on beer from small breweries

(1)Schedule 1 to this Act (which makes provision for the excise duty on beer to be charged at reduced rates on beer produced in small breweries) has effect.

(2)Subject to subsection (3), subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st June 2002.

(3)So far as relating to—

(a)the insertion by paragraph 2 of that Schedule of the new section 36H of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979, and

(b)paragraph 3 of that Schedule,

subsection (1) comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

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