TaxPersonal TaxChancellor silences Hewitt over liquor tax hike

Chancellor silences Hewitt over liquor tax hike

Hewitt jeopardises future cabinet post with outburst

Gordon
Brown
has slammed health secretary Patricia Hewitt for demanding a huge tax
rise on alcohol.

According to The Sun, a
furious chancellor insisted there was no way he would raise the duty on alcohol
after it was ramped on alcopops four years ago.

Hewitt was hoping a tax rise would stop teenagers binge drinking.

The call for a tax rise may hamper Hewitt’s hopes of staying in the
Cabinet if Brown becomes PM.

Further reading:

City accountants suffering
alcohol problems

Germany launches beer tax
battle

Turning to drink: booze
control

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