Alcohol Action Ireland, the independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today (Thursday 9th September) published its Pre-Budget submission in which it advises the Minister for Finance not to further enhance the affordability of alcohol by reducing excise taxes. Central to its submission, Alcohol Action, advises the Minister on two specific matters:
- The retention of existing excise duties on alcohol products and introduce a Consumer Price/Inflation Index to alcohol excise rates from 2022.
- The introduction of specific responsibility levies on all alcohol economic operators to adequately fund the cost to society from alcohol harm.
Source: alcoholireland.ie, September 2021. Accessed on September 14th 2021