The Chancellor announced plans to change excise duty rates from August this year in his Budget Statement. Changes include:

  • Alcohol excise duty will increase by RPI from 1st August – this will be a 10.1% increase.
  • Alcohol Duty Reforms (ADR) proposals will go ahead and these new rates have been applied to the ADR structure – see links for all duty rates.
  • Draught discount has been increased to give greater support to hospitality;
    –    Draught beer and cider moves from 5% to 9.2% discount.
    –    Draught wine and other fermented beverages (including flavoured ciders) moves from 20% to 23% discount.

Full details of the announcement can be found here:

Spring Budget 2023 – GOV.UK (

Print_Budget_2023.pdf (

Details of all alcohol duty rates from 1st August 2023 can be found here:

Annex A: rates and allowances – GOV.UK (