Register as a cider or perry maker (CP30)

Register as a maker of cider or perry for sale, if you're a limited company or other corporate body. Use the online service or postal form CP30.


Register online (sign in using Government Gateway)

Register by post

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If you’re a limited company or other corporate body and want to register as a maker of cider or perry for sale, you can either:

  • use the online service
  • fill in the form on-screen, print and post to HMRC

To use the online service, you need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID you can create one when you use the service.

You’ll need the following information to fill in this form:

  • details of any directors or partners, including address, date of birth, and contact telephone number
  • Company Registration Number, if you have one - this can be 8 numbers or 2 letters followed by 6 numbers (you’ll find this on the company’s certificate of incorporation)
  • date of incorporation (if you have one)
  • VAT registration number (if you have one)
  • the estimated volume of cider or perry you’ll produce in the next 12 months
  • details of any other cider or perry production premises you own
  • details of the appropriately approved warehouse if you intend to send your cider or perry for further processing, including their address and approval or registration number

You may need to give HMRC extra information to support your application, including a premises plan. This is a detailed plan showing the position and description of the rooms, vessels, plant or equipment you’ll use for your trade.

You’ll get a reference number when you submit the form online that you can use to track the progress of your application. You should include this with any extra information you send by post.

You have 15 working days from when you submit your online application to send HMRC an entry of premises plan. If you do not, HMRC will be unable to proceed with your request, meaning you’ll have to resubmit it and this will be treated as a new application. Send the plan to:

Excise Processing Teams

Read Register for Cider Duty before filling in the form.

If you intend to make flavoured cider, please read paragraph 5.5 of Excise Notice 162: cider production.

Before you start

If you cannot use the online form service, you can use the print and post version of the form and send it to the above address.

You’ll need to fully fill in the form before you can print it off. You cannot save a partly completed form so have all your information with you before you start to fill it in. You’ll need to send an entry of premises site plan with your completed application.

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Published 4 April 2014
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. This page has been updated because the Brexit transition period has ended.

  2. The form has been updated to say that the application must be accompanied by a detailed plan of all the premises to be registered, and that all directors and partners details must be shown.

  3. Postal address on the landing page has updated.

  4. Details about additional information required to support an application to register have been added to the page.

  5. An online form service is now available.

  6. First published.