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Alcohol and tobacco

11Rates of alcoholic liquor duty

(1)ALDA 1979 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 5 (rate of duty on spirits), for “£19.56” substitute “£21.35”.

(3)In section 36(1AA)(a) (standard rate of duty on beer), for “£13.71” substitute “£14.96”.

(4)In section 62(1A) (rates of duty on cider)—

(a)in paragraph (a) (rate of duty per hectolitre in the case of sparkling cider of a strength exceeding 5.5 per cent), for “£172.33” substitute “£188.10”,

(b)in paragraph (b) (rate of duty per hectolitre in the case of cider of a strength exceeding 7.5 per cent which is not sparkling cider), for “£39.73” substitute “£43.37”, and

(c)in paragraph (c) (rate of duty per hectolitre in any other case), for “£26.48” substitute “£28.90”.

(5)For the table in Schedule 1 substitute—

Table of rates of duty on wine and made-wine
Part 1Wine or made-wine of a strength not exceeding 22 per cent
Description of wine or made-wineRates of duty per hectolitre
£
Wine or made-wine of a strength not exceeding 4 per cent59.87
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 4 per cent but not exceeding 5.5 per cent82.32
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 5.5 per cent but not exceeding 15 per cent and not being sparkling194.28
Sparkling wine or sparkling made-wine of a strength exceeding 5.5 per cent but less than 8.5 per cent188.10
Sparkling wine or sparkling made-wine of a strength of 8.5 per cent or of a strength exceeding 8.5 per cent but not exceeding 15 per cent248.85
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 15 per cent but not exceeding 22 per cent259.02
Part 2Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 22 per cent
Description of wine or made-wineRates of duty per litre of alcohol in the wine or made-wine
£
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 22 per cent21.35.

(6)The amendments made by this section are treated as having come into force on 17 March 2008.

12Rates of tobacco products duty

(1)For the table in Schedule 1 to TPDA 1979 substitute—

Table
1. CigarettesAn amount equal to 22 per cent of the retail price plus £112.07 per thousand cigarettes
2. Cigars£163.22 per kilogram
3. Hand-rolling tobacco£117.32 per kilogram
4. Other smoking tobacco and chewing tobacco£71.76 per kilogram.

(2)The amendment made by subsection (1) is treated as having come into force at 6pm on 12 March 2008.

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