At least the General Election temporarily ended one of the last budget’s most ill-concerned measures.
The 13% (10% above inflation) increase on the duty on cider will lapse on 30th June, having been one of the items dropp in the pre-election horse-trading.
Part of the pressure against it came from an Official Petition on the Downing Street web site http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Realciderbeerale/ < Petition now closed.
Keep this in mind as the idea may not be dead yet.
Update 22nd June 2010
Labour’s plan to increase the duty on cider by 10% above inflation will be scrapped from July.