Drinkaware response to Alcohol Duty Review Call for Evidence
Drinkaware responded to HM Treasury’s Alcohol Duty review Call for Evidence to help inform a review of the alcohol duty system.
Our response draws on the charity’s insight and evidence of attitudes to alcohol and of drinking behaviours, with the objective of considering how the duty system might more effectively contribute to protecting public health.
Drinkaware believes that the duty system should incentivise and support product innovation in lower ABV products and encourage the reformulation of products to reduce alcohol content by volume. This could make a significant contribution to reducing alcohol harm, particularly amongst consumers who are willing to switch to lower ABV options.