TD criticises supermarkets' alcohol Vat policy

Supermarkets are reclaiming Vat from below-cost alcohol sales, a move that one government TD described as an effective subsidy from taxpayers "that adds insult to injury". Róisín Shortall, the Mini

13th November, 2011

Supermarkets are reclaiming Vat from below-cost alcohol sales, a move that one government TD described as an effective subsidy from taxpayers "that adds insult to injury".

Róisín Shortall, the Minister of State with responsibility for drugs strategy, has pledged to clamp down on the selling of below-cost alcohol by large retailers. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said last week that cheap supplies of alcohol were blighting and ending young lives.

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