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Isle of Man puts sugar tax back to 2019

By Rachel Arthur

The Isle of Man is postponing the introducing of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy by one year, with introduction now planned for April 1, 2019.

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NHS England move to ban 'sugary drinks' in hospitals

By Will Chu

Plans by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to ban sales of sugar-sweetened drinks in hospitals in England have been backed by the British Soft Drink Association (BSDA), who praised the decision to include all sugar-added drinks.

‘Sale of illicit alcohol costs UK around £1.3bn per year’ - HMRC

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HMRC operation seizes alcohol in Wales

By Staff Reporter

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal products across north Wales has uncovered 2,700 litres of alcohol.

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UK Scotch sales fall

By Rachel Arthur

UK sales of Scotch whisky in the UK decreased by 1 million bottles in the first six months of 2017, with the industry attributing the fall to an increased spirits tax.

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Innovation watch: Customising wine with Vinfusion

By Rachel Arthur

Exhibiting at drinktec, Cambridge Consultants presented its ‘Vinfusion’ technology: which lets consumers customize their wine at the point of dispense based on three parameters.

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UK wine organizations create unified body

By Rachel Arthur

The United Kingdom Vineyards Association and English Wine Producers will merge to become one single industry body: UK Wine Producers Ltd (UKWP).

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Diageo to cut 100 jobs in Scotland

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo will make redundancies at its Leven and Shieldhall sites in Scotland as it moves some production to Italy and the US. In response, union GMB Scotland has accused the UK government of ‘gross betrayal’ of workers, having previously called on the...

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Number of distilleries in the UK rises

By Rachel Arthur

The UK saw a 17% increase in the number of distilleries in 2016, bringing the total to an estimated 273 distilleries. 

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Slingsby Gin gains recognition in China

By Jenny Eagle

Slingsby Navy Strength Gin distributed by Spirit of Harrogate has been recognized by the China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA) for Best Value 2017.

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