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 MPs.
Read the ‘State of Spirits’ pamphlet here
We hand-delivered ‘keep the freeze’ ice-cube trays to MPs, and delivered ‘survival packs’ to journalists in Parliament, all aimed at raising the profile of the UK Spirits Alliance and the demands of the spirits sector as a whole.
The spirits sector made a splash in the press over recent months:
Drinkers who enjoy low calorie G&Ts are being stung by the taxman, distillers warn
Gin distillers accuse Jeremy Hunt of failing to back England’s national tipple
Drinkers ‘face double digit tax hike’ as Jeremy Hunt may target alcohol in Budget
London gin threatened by ‘toxic mix’ of rocketing production costs and alcohol tax
NOT THE SPIRIT Gin lovers are paying huge 70% tax on a bottle – but just 3 per cent realise