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Alcohol duty freeze takes effect
08/02/2024

As part of the Autumn Statement measures the Chancellor announced that the duty rates on beer, cider, wine and spirits would be frozen at the current rates until 1 August 2024. This change took effect from 1 February 2024 and will last for 6 months.

The alcohol duty freeze will mean that more than 38,000 pubs will benefit. Not increasing alcohol duty in line with inflation will create an effective saving of approximately 3p on the duty applied to a typical pint of beer, 2p on a pint of cider, 4p on a glass of whisky, or 18p on a bottle of wine.

The announcement of the alcohol freeze follows the simplification of alcohol duty system that was completed August 2023. This resulted in the creation of standardised tax bands based on alcohol by volume which created tax cuts on a number of popular drinks, for example, sparkling wines and ready-made drinks.

There were further changes that took effect from 1 August 2023 that resulted in individuals who drink draught products in pubs and other venues pay less tax than if buying the equivalent non-draught product in off-trade venues (such as supermarkets).

This was part of the government’s Brexit Pubs Guarantee commitment for every pint in every pub to pay less duty than their supermarket equivalent.

The Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury said:

‘The great British pub remains a critical part of communities across the country, that’s why we’re helping to keep costs low by freezing alcohol duty, reducing business rates, and supporting on energy costs.

Our decisive action has also helped to more than halve inflation last year, protecting pubs and other businesses from the higher costs they would have otherwise faced.

And we need to stick to our plan, so we can deliver the long-term change our country needs to deliver a brighter future for Britain and improve economic security and opportunity for everyone.’


Accounts

We specialise in preparing end of year statutory accounts for your business, in line with HM Revenue & Customs legislation:

Sole Traders & Partnerships
Limited Companies
Limited Liability Partnerships
Property Management Companies
Property rental income accounts

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Bookkeeping

We can adivise on the best bookkeeping options for your needs and budget, if you would prefer to do the bookkeeping yourself.

There are a number of excellent options including Sage desktop software and market leading online solutions, such as Kashflow & Xero.

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Payroll

ejbc payroll

We can set-up and run your payroll scheme or advise on:

Setting up a new payroll system
Day to day payroll processing
Dealing with PAYE and NI deductions
Completing your end of year returns
Holiday & Statutory pay
Stakeholder pensions

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Start Ups

Starting a Business is an exciting opportunity but at the same time can be daunting.

Why not let us take some of the stress away. We are on hand from the outset to help you through many of the challenges of getting your business up and running successfully.

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