We welcome views on the technical application of these draft regulations, which relate to the second phase of changes under the Alcohol Duty Review measure.
This consultation closes at
11:59pm on 18 March 2024
The Alcohol Duty Review aims to improve the alcohol duty system by making it simpler, more economically rational and less administratively burdensome on businesses and HMRC. Primary legislation and The Alcoholic Products Regulations came into force on 1 August 2023.
These draft regulations will ensure that the administration of alcohol approvals, returns and payments operate as intended. They include the legislative requirements associated with the administration of alcohol duty, including but not limited to:
- a single digital approval for all producers of alcoholic products
- a single digital return covering all alcohol duties due for all alcoholic products, across all of a producers’ sites
- a standard return period across all regimes
- the standardisation of the dates to provide the returns and pay the duty.
The regulations will be accompanied by a new digital service for customers to make their returns and payments, which is expected to launch on 1 March 2025.
This technical consultation aims to gather feedback from stakeholders on the drafting of the statutory instrument, to make sure they deliver the policy correctly and efficiently. We welcome views from those with an interest in the changes.