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News: Why the next Government must #BackSpirits

Throughout the general election, the UK Spirits Alliance has been raising awareness of the industry amongst candidates and would-be MPs so they are aware of the impact of high taxes on our iconic British spirits. As the general election continues, it’s been great to see commitments from across the political […]

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News: Campaign Overview April

This was one of our busiest and best campaigns yet. From driving our campaign ad van around local pubs and landmarks, to securing national media coverage using our own industry polling, we certainly made a splash in Westminster. MPs and Treasury officials couldn’t help but take notice of our calls […]

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News: Campaign overview

As Parliament returned in January 2023, the UK Spirits Alliance ramped up engagement with MPs from across the political spectrum.  In February, our ‘State of Spirits’ pamphlet landed in the inbox of all MPs, raising the profile of the industry in parliament, with letters going out to influential Conservative backbench […]

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News: Member engagement

In our campaign ahead of the Budget in March, we heard from distiller Matthew Russell from Copper Rivet Distillery in Kent. He spoke with GB News about the pressures facing small distillers at present, and the need for recognition from the Government that small distilleries across the UK are struggling […]

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Forest Distillery’s Spirited Success Story

Local distillery can continue to grow and innovate with a stable duty regime.  Local MP, David Rutley, was recently invited to meet with Mr Karl and Lindsay Bond, owners of the award-winning Forest Distillery, to learn more about recent successful developments with their business. Karl and Lindsay were also keen […]

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UK Spirits Alliance reacts to the Chancellor’s update

Reacting to the Chancellor’s summer update in the House of Commons, a UK Spirits Alliance spokesperson said: “We welcome any measures to support the recovery of the hospitality sector, which is a vital part of the UK economy and one of the hardest hit by Coronavirus. It will be great to see […]

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Trudy Harrison MP: Lakes Distillery continues to grow as it benefits from the Conservative’s decision to freeze duty on spirits

Lakes Distillery continues to grow as it benefits from the Conservative’s decision to freeze duty on spirits. This has allowed the successful business, nestled on the shores of Bassenthwaite, to continue to expand and create employment. Trudy Harrison, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Copeland, was invited to the attraction to […]

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