Policy paper

Duty on high strength ciders: Autumn Budget 2017 brief

Details of the government’s reforms to the taxation of high strength cider.



Following consultation earlier this year, Autumn Budget 2017 announced a new, higher duty band targeting cheap, high-strength ‘white’ ciders.

The new duty band for cider between 6.9% and 7.5% alcohol by volume will be implemented from 1 February 2019.

This document sets out the background to the issue and details of the government’s reforms.

Published 22 November 2017