Monday November 30, 2020

Wine group wants cut in excise duty

The government should cut excise duty on wine by 20 per cent, according to the Irish Wine Association, which claims that 25 per cent of people in the sector have lost their jobs.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
21st November, 2009

The government should cut excise duty on wine by 20 per cent, according to the Irish Wine Association, which claims that 25 per cent of people in the sector have lost their jobs.

Philip Robinson, chairman of the association, said wine sales had fallen almost 11 per cent this year, and action was needed to stem rising job losses.

‘‘Four companies have gone out of business, and the balance of the industry has reduced its numbers by 25...

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