Budget 2015: Cut spirit tax to help whisky industry
MPs have been seen wandering the corridors of Parliament clutching a miniature bottle of whisky.
It is part of a lobbying campaign by Drop the Duty, which is calling for a 2% cut in duty across all alcohol in next week's Budget.
At a distillery near Edinburgh, Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley, authors of Distilled, a book about craft spirits, put the case for the economic benefit of a cut in tax on spirits.
In their personal film they said tax accounted for nearly 80% of the cost of whisky, and argued that this level was "holding the industry back".
11 Mar 2015
- From the section UK Politics