Britons pay over one quarter of all the tax on spirits collected in Europe, largely because of a domestic tax level far higher than the European average.
In our Budget submission to the Treasury, we set out the unfairness of the current level of tax on Scotch Whisky – 77% on an average priced bottle - and call for a 2% cut in excise duty.
The SWA today calls for a 2% spirits excise duty cut to boost an industry that creates £5 billion annually for the economy, supports more than 40,000 jobs and is the largest net contributor to the UK’s balance of trade in goods, according to new research.
We look forward to the New Year and maintaining Scotch Whisky’s place as the world’s leading high-quality spirit drink.
Distillers have served up a £101 million bonus for Treasury, but say tax on Scotch is still unfair at 77% a bottle.
We have been granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court regarding minimum unit pricing (MUP).
A joint blog from SWA Global & Legal Affairs following their recent visit to Brazil to discuss better protection for Scotch Whisky.
Our head of industry resources takes a look at how attitudes towards health & safety have improved during her time at the SWA.
The SWA – the trade body representing the Scotch Whisky industry - and the Brazilian Institute of Cachaça (IBRAC) - a private entity representing the Cachaça Brazilian spirit industry - have signed a mutual cooperation agreement.
The Scotch Whisky industry celebrated its position as the single biggest net contributor to the UK’s balance of trade in goods at a reception in the Scotland Office in London last night.