Thursday 11 June 2015

EU cider tax could put up to 80% of English cider producers out of business

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is warning that a ruling by EU bureaucrats could put hundreds of cider producers out of business.

A long-standing tax break for artisan cider producers who produce under 33 pints of cider per day has been ruled illegal and the British government ordered to impose a 27% tax on them. Around 80% of England's cider producers are currently eligible for the tax exemption and will be hit with a tax bill.

UKIP MEP, James Carver, is supporting CAMRA's campaign to fight the EU cider tax.
I believe that this unfair EU tax could drive many people in the cider industry out of business. Small-scale producers would be severely hit by this EU interference.

Our Government should stand up to the EU and defend the interests of our cider and perry industry.