UK Spirits are worth
to the economy
The number of jobs directly supported by the UK spirits industry
The number of jobs supported by the industry across the UK
UK spirits are responsible for more than
a year in exports
The spirits industry has invested
in the UK over the last five years
UK spirits provided
in revenue to HM Treasury in 2020/21
The UK spirits industry has played its part during the Covid-19 pandemic by supporting UK public services, producing hand sanitiser, donating millions to back the hospitality trade and supporting local communities across the UK.
Hear from distillers about the impact on their businesses here.
HMRC duty receipts over the last two years have shown the public finances benefit from providing the spirits industry with a stable tax regime. HMRC receipts were up by 8.3% in 2020/21 building on a 1.6% increase in 2019/20, with spirits receipts topping £4 billion for the first time.
Alongside increased revenue for the public purse, new investment supports the UK hospitality industry and the growing tourism industry for our spirits, which are a hallmark of quality across the globe for British produce.