Darling raises alcohol duties above inflation
LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor Alistair Darling announced on Wednesday that alcohol duty will increase by 6 percent above the inflation rate with rises coming in at midnight on Sunday.
In his first budget, Darling told parliament that beer will rise by 4 pence a pint, wine by 14p a bottle and spirits by 55p a bottle, marking the first rise in duties on spirits in more than a decade.
Tax on cigarettes, he said, will go up by 11p on a pack of 20.
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