Sunday, 15 March 2009

Pricing of alcohol

I see the Government's Chief Medical Officer recomends that the price of alcoholic drink should be regulated by taxation.

Forgive me if I am mistaken , but I thought duty was already taken on booze. What we are really talking about is an increase in the price for the purpose of plugging a hole in the governments budget. I suspect that the news of the CMO's idea has been leaked now to 'soften' us up for an inevitable price hike in the budget.

Though I could be wrong and it is really a lifeline for the ferry industry, making the good old 'Booze Cruise' a popular day out again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And another debate on the Britain Cashing Corporation today - should unhealthy foods have a higher tax than the rest? The nanny state is in overdrive.