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Budget 05: Smokers hit again

Smokers hit with higher duty.

Beer duty will raise by a penny, four pence on wine but no increase for spirits, according to Gordon Brown in his Budget speech. However, cigarette duty will increase by seven pence.

He has also asked the EC to increase the amount of goods UK residents can bring into the country from £145 to £1,000.

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