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Europe Proposes Lower Duty for Weaker Beers

News: May 2018

The European Commission has proposed to extend the threshold for low alcohol beers from 2.8% ABV to 3.5%, which will enable the UK Government to reduce the duty payable on many lower strength beers.

The move – which has been welcomed by the British Beer & Pub Association – would allow many milds and ordinary bitters to be sold at a lower price.

Currently, only beers of 2.8% ABV or lower benefit from lower duty.

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