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The WSTA welcomes media enquiries on all industry issues. We have statistics on UK wine imports and tax in the Facts and Figures section of our website. Briefings on industry activities and WSTA policies are available via the Policy section of the site.

For all press enquiries please contact Lucy Panton, Director of Communication


December

Axing alcohol super tax would generate £230m and create 6,000 jobs says new report

New figures show more people drinking responsibly

Industry looks to Christmas to restore cheer

WSTA welcomes fall in underage admissions, but warns there is more to do

Positive progress in tackling alcohol-related harm in Scotland

October

WSTA welcomes EU and Canada Free Trade Agreement

September

WSTA to launch tax campaign

WSTA Annual Conference 2013 – Responding to changes in consumer demand

Sparkling summer casts shadow over on trade reveals WSTA market report

WSTA Annual Conference 2013 – Keynote speaker announced

August

WSTA Conference 2013 to focus on the ‘Consumer Challenge’

July

WSTA welcomes progress on underage drinking

WSTA comment – UK Government response to the Alcohol Strategy Consultation

June

UK duty escalator to blame for high prices

Wine and spirit sector feels the pinch as duty escalator bites

May

WSTA Comment on ONS Alcohol Statistics

Impact of Scotland's multi-buy ban described as ‘statistically non-significant’

Response to Scotland’s Court of Session decision on Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP)

April

Women bear the brunt as beer tax cut wiped out by wine and spirit increases

WSTA trade diary goes from strength to strength

March

WSTA slams inflation busting tax hikes on wines and spirits

Wine & Spirit Sales continue to fall as year on year tax rises hit consumers

WSTA welcomes new ONS survey showing drops in binge-drinking

WSTA warns that new EU rules risk price hikes for made-wine products

WSTA urges Government to drop minimum unit pricing as alcohol consumption continues to fall

WSTA response to Alcohol Health Alliance report

February

WSTA welcomes Tax Payers' Alliance Alcohol Duty Campaign

Wine and Spirit Trade Association warns Government minimum unit pricing will punish responsible drinkers

New claims that increasing the cost of alcohol saves lives are misleading

WSTA urges the Government to get behind British wine and spirits businesses

January

Nationwide campaign launched today reveals major public opposition to government's plans to hike up alcohol prices

Twitter @wstauk

RT @optawine: £2.16 - the amount of duty per bottle of wine; 72 times the amount paid in France and in Germany consumers pay nothing. Surel…


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RT @optawine: £570 - saving per pub if @PhilipHammondUK were to freeze duty on wine and spirits on 22 November #Budget #freezeitphil https:…

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