Budget2011: Duty on alcohol and cigarettes

THE CHANCELLOR has announced that there will be no changes to alcohol duty other than what was previously announced but tobacco will increase 2% above inflation.

As previously announced the duty on alcohol will increase on the strongest beers.

Tobacco will increase 2% above inflation effective from 6pm tonight.

However, the Chancellor is closing the regime to narrow the difference in price among cheaper tobacco and more expensive ones.

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