Time has come to scrap tax

Latest letters from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Latest letters from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

0
Have your say

While politicians are starting to talk about the economy returning to growth, most of us are tightening our belts and trying to manage the relentlessly rising cost of living. As a local employer in the wine and spirits trade, I want people to be able to enjoy a tipple – responsibly – without feeling they can’t afford it. Yet I wonder how many of your readers realise that when they buy an average-priced bottle of whisky in a supermarket, they hand over £14 in tax (79 per cent of what they pay) to the Chancellor. Wine drinkers, who are also being hit by the Government’s super tax on alcohol, see nearly £3 of every £5 bottle (57 per cent) go to the Government. I don’t think this is fair, and it is why I would like to encourage all your readers to email their local MP via www.calltimeonduty.co.uk and ask them to urge the Chancellor to be fair and scrap his inflation-busting alcohol super tax in his next budget.

Nick Thomson

Partner

Lavenham Brook Wines

and Produce