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 < 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.

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