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Autumn Budget - Duty Changes
17 Oct 2018
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Autumn Budget - Duty Changes

Tobacco duty increases confirmed

The rates for duty for all tobacco products increased by inflation plus 2% from 6pm, 29 October 2018.

Hand-rolling tobacco also rose by an additional 1% above this increase, to 3% above the RPI from the same date.

Duties on beer, wine and spirits

There are to be no increases to the duty charged on beers, spirits or cider, except for certain ciders treated as high strength for duty purposes.

Wines and high strength sparkling cider drinks will see duty increased in line with inflation from 1 February 2019.

Vehicle excise duty

The VED rates for cars, vans and motorcycles is due to increase by reference to the RPI from 1 April 2019.

Fuel duty increase frozen

Duty increase is frozen for the ninth consecutive year.

Air passenger duty (APD) increases

Travellers should note that APD will increase in line with inflation for long-haul flight passengers only. The new rates will apply from 1 April 2020.