Thursday, 2 December 2010

Team Grumpy in Tax Shock

Team Grumpy was shocked to read of Government proposals to increase tax on energy drinks (Tax on super strength beers and lagers set to increase | BBC News).  This news story began:
Duties on super-strength beers and lagers are to rise next year, the Treasury has announced.
In horror, Grumpy Bob read on, to discover what constituted 'super-strength'...would this include Team Grumpy official energy drink Leffe?  Would this mean a retreat to non-alcoholic energy drink?
Tax on beers and lager over 7.5% ABV (alcohol by volume) will increase from autumn 2011 although the exact amount will not be known until March's Budget.
Aha!  So that's OK, Leffe Blond is officially 6.6% (though the 9o, Radiuese and Tripel varieties enter high tax levels).

Onwards and upwards!

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