UK: Big Alcohol Pressures Government to Cut Alcohol Taxes

Posted on November 23, 2023 in Political interference, Political interference, Europe, Europe

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has frozen the alcohol duty in the Autumn Statement, delivering a gift to the alcohol industry and reversing the announced alcohol tax increase from March 2023. Analysis of the public discourse and a YouGove poll about the attitudes of the British people concerning the alcohol tax cut reveal that both the media and the government are promoting ideas that are unpopular with the British people, but that cater to the narrow profit interests of the alcohol industry.

Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Alcohol Policy, Alcohol Taxation, Big Wine, BigAlcoholExposed, Conflict Of Interest, Discourse Analysis, Evidence, Lobbying, News, Public Opinion, Sabotage, Wine Industry
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