Budget 2013 at a glance: George Osborne’s key points

The key points of Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget.

Fuel, alcohol & cigarettes

  • September’s 3 p duty fuel rise scrapped.
  • April’s 3p rise in beer duty scrapped. Instead, beer duty to be cut by 1p.
  • Annual inflation +2% rise in beer duty to be ended but “duty escalator” to remain in place for wine, cider and spirits.
  • Cigarette duties unchanged – continuing to rise by inflation +5%.

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