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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Alcohol duty tax rises to go ahead

14 May, 2008

Lib Dem amendments to the Finance Bill ignored

An attempt to derail the government's inflation-busting alcohol duty escalator has failed in the House of Commons.

Proposed amendments to the Finance Bill which would have required the Treasury to explain its motives for the tax rises and outline their economic consequences for the industry have not been supported by the government.
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