Wine Gender Bias

Wine, the most popular alcoholic drink among women in the UK, has seen more than double the tax rises over the past decade compared to beer – the most popular alcohol drink among men.

A 39% rise in the duty on wine since 2010 compared with a 16% rise for beer highlights the unfair deal for women; this is further worsened by the standard 20% VAT on alcohol drinks.
As a result, the Wine Drinkers UK campaign has formed, with the aim to reducing the wine duty at the next Budget.

Simon unpacks the issue on Money Talk at 13.00 on Friday. Tune in at www.channelradio.co.uk/2! #MTRadioUK

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