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DIGI Calls On The Government To Reduce Excise Tax On Drinks By 15%

By Dave Simpson

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has called on the Irish government to reduce excise tax on drinks by 15%.

Seeking "Practical Financial Supports"

DIGI chair Liam Reid said that the country's pubs, hotels, restaurants and wider drinks and hospitality sectors require "practical financial supports this year" to help businesses in these sectors recover from the adverse impact that the continuing COVID-19 pandemic has had on them.

"A Further Barrier To Recovery"

Reid stated, "Ireland's excise taxes are the second highest in Europe and will act as a further barrier to recovery. As part of a broad package of measures, we are calling on the government to deliver a 15% reduction in excise tax on drinks to support the industry and minimise the risk of job losses."

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