Cider production: spoilt cider: exclusions
Officers should ensure that registered cider makers do not include in their relief claims:
- unconsumed cider, for example, sediment in cask-conditioned cider on which duty was not charged
- adulterated cider, that is, cider containing additions which have not been approved by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
- diluted cider, unless the dilution occurred before the duty point.
The relevant regulation is 26(4) of the Cider and Perry Regulations 1989.