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The government’s own numbers show that alcohol is under-taxed

Bhattacharya, Aveek (2016) The government’s own numbers show that alcohol is under-taxed. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Whilst weighing up his options for next week’s Budget, the Chancellor will be coming under significant industry pressure to cut alcohol duty, as he has for the past three years. One common argument is that UK consumers are overburdened with alcohol taxes. However, Aveek Bhattacharya presents analysis showing that alcohol taxes should in fact be significantly higher – and that the government’s own estimates of social harm lead to the same conclusion.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 16:43
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70771

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