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23May | 2022
Nusrat Ghani MP announced as new co-chair of Wine and Spirit APPG

  Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, has taken up her new role as co-chair...

29Apr | 2022
WSTA appoints new Chair and Deputy Chair

The Board of Directors of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association has announced a...

29Mar | 2022
Glass bottles excluded from DRS in England and Northern Ireland

DEFRA has announced that they will not be including glass bottles in the Deposit...

24Mar | 2022
WSTA celebrates Mother’s Day with look at the UK’s gin sales

Covid led to almost £1 billion in lost income for British distillers The Wine...

17Mar | 2022
British businesses call on MPs to demand fairer wine and spirit taxation

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association invited MPs and Lords to hear first-hand from...

22Feb | 2022
SMEs hit back over Government’s proposals to overhaul alcohol taxation

The Wine and Spirit APPG has published its SME Inquiry Report probing the consequences...

10Dec | 2021
Enjoy your port or sherry this Christmas – politicians are planning to bump up prices in proposed tax changes

The Government’s proposed overhaul of the UK’s clunky alcohol taxation system will see prices...

24Nov | 2021
Wine and Spirit businesses call time on HGV driver shortage crisis

Concerned members of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association are calling on the Transport...

27Oct | 2021
Alcohol tax freeze comes as a huge relief to wine and spirit businesses

Today’s freeze will bring a boost to British businesses as they recover from pandemic...

20Oct | 2021
Alcohol taxation: when is a review not a review?

Written by WSTA Chief Executive, Miles Beale: In this weekend’s Sunday Times Tim Shipman,...

19Oct | 2021
WSTA calls on the Chancellor to keep the cost of Christmas down by freezing alcohol duty

The UK’s basket of Christmas booze is set to cost an all-time high this...

12Oct | 2021
SME distillers call for duty freeze to prevent the British gin bubble from bursting

The closure of the hospitality sector abroad is crippling gin exports, which are down...

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