Budget 2009 – Excise Duties
From midnight 22 April alcohol duty rose by 2%, equivalent to:
1p on a pint of beer
13p on a 75cl bottle of spirits
4p on a 75cl bottle of wine
After 6pm 22 April tobacco duty rose by 2% which added 7p to a pack of 20 cigarettes.
Duty increases will add 2 p per litre to the cost of unleaded petrol and diesel from 1 September 2009.