Budget News: SWA welcomes continued duty freeze

SWA welcomes continued duty freeze on way to fairer tax on Scotch

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed the continued freeze on spirits and additional support for the industry through a green energy fund, while the industry continues to face a 25% tariff imposed on Single Malt by the US government under a transatlantic trade dispute between aircraft manufacturers.

The duty rate on spirits remains £28.74 per litre of pure alcohol, meaning that of the £14.61 average price of a bottle of Scotch Whisky, £10.49 is collected in taxation through duty and VAT. The tax burden on Scotch Whisky remains 72%.

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