European Union

Triple whammy: alcohol prices have been impacted by Brexit's effect on sterling, rising inflation and a duty rise

UK has fourth highest booze prices in Europe

By Nikkie Sutton

The average price of alcohol in the UK is 42.7% higher than the EU average – the fourth highest in Europe beaten only by Sweden, Ireland and Finland, according to new research.

Duty reduction hopes: new chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group Mike Wood

Brexit could mean lower beer duty, says new APPBG chair

By Michelle Perrett

A review of the beer duty system to give more favourable rates to the pub sector is impossible until the UK leaves the European Union, the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) chairman Mike Wood and Conservative MP for Dudley South, has claimed.

Too high: tax on the UK wine sector is worrying producers

English wine threatened by increased duty

By Nicholas Robinson

English sparkling wine producers may be put under unnecessary pressure if Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond implements proposals to raise tax on the sector.

Stay with me: PM gives EU migrants right to work in post-Brexit UK

‘Migrant workers can stay,’ says PM

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs employing EU migrants will be allowed to maintain their contracts once the UK leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed for the first time.