We call on the UK Government to continue to support the cider sector and consumer choice by rejecting the EU’s demand that a new tax of up to £2,700 is imposed on very small cider producers.
The European Union (EU) is proposing to ban the UK’s small cider producer duty exemption. This exemption supports very small cider makers, such as hobbyists or farm-gate producers, for whom such small scale production is an integral part of rural culture.
The proposed action would see very small cider producers landed with a tax bill of up to £2,700 each and every year. We call on the Government to reject the EU’s request and put UK cider producers and consumers first.
There are two things you can do to help!
1. Sign the online petition. It has gathered over 4,600 signatures already.https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/protect-small-cider-producers-1
2. Write to your local MP. You may use the attached word document provided by CAMRA. Microsoft Word Template Letter