Eden Mill say cheers to alcohol tax freeze

4th March 2021

Eden Mill co-founder Paul Miller gave us his thoughts on the budget announcement:

“As a small, family-run business we naturally welcome today’s announcement that planned increases in duties for spirits will be cancelled and we are reassured to see support being provided for our customers and industry partners in the on-trade and non-essential retail, who are very much in need of support and recognition. It has been a tremendously difficult time and we’re hopeful that a year on we will soon see some much needed relief on the hospitality industry.’

“As a progressive growing business we also welcome the support for capital projects. Covid meant we hit pause on development plans for our carbon-neutral distillery and visitor attraction near St Andrews, but news such as this allows us to truly reignite the project, which will play an essential role in bringing tourism back to Fife and will create jobs.’

“Covid has given us the opportunity to stop and to consider what is important; the future of our industry needs to prioritise reducing our carbon footprint. Any support that can accelerate the move towards a more sustainable economy is welcomed and we look forward to hearing further details on how these factors Sunak announced this afternoon will have impact, showing support for a cleaner future and projects with purpose.”

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