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6% over inflation to be exact. Bastard.
But it looks like I won't be able to afford to now :(
because of alcohol related violence, strain on the NHS blah, but still...
i dont go around beating people why should i be punished?!?!?!
so I don't believe you
i'll never forgive myself
Is it all alcohol or just that sold in supermarkets, shops etc
This horrendous government needs to be reminded that THEY work for US, not the other way round.
Will this stops pissheads drinking themselves to an early grave or lightweight chav pricks kicking off in the streets?
Will it result in already hard pressed people struggling against rising prices for seemingly everything in the face of below inflation payrises (or de facto pay cuts) having even less of their net income to use how they see fit?
LOLbour fuck off.
Beer = 4p increase
Cider = 3p increase
'If you're a binge drinker you've got one more weekend to do it before it hurts your wallet as well as your liver. Beer's up 4p a pint, wine 14p a bottle and spirits 55p but not till this Sunday. So, as predicted, booze and gas guzzlers are paying to help poorer families and pensioners struggling to pay their fuel bills.
Overall this Budget ensured that heavy drinkers will get a financial hangover whilst promising that the British economy need not suffer one even as the world does.'
it's a social norm/problem that needs to be addressed, more than just making it expensive. because people will still pay for it.
and then go out and buy one.
booze, at least in supermarkets, is too cheap (much as I like this state of affairs).
that by making it expensive, people won't buy it. where there's a means there's a way. people won't stop getting pissed and starting fights. etc etc
Police etc to deal with the ill effects of alcohol. It may be harsh that sensible drinkers have to pay more, but the actual rises in the cost of drinking are actually quite minimal.
On the TV they said alcohol was going up by 6% over inflation this year, and 2% above inflation for the following years. But the BBC webiste says 4p on beer.
What I want to know is, where do they get their beer?
it's %10 extra tax, not 10% on the price.
I thought we might be looking at 25/30p on a pint.
Since having a child I have received next to nothing from the government, save for a tiny amount of child allowance, which given that my wage has to support a whole other human being is hardly unreaonable. All being well and good my son will go on and contribute tax/to the economy when he is older and in so doing will help pay for that liver transplant you need when you a pensioner.
went on maternity leave as stat pay is pretty meager. Since she went back to work, a massive percentage of this income is spent on childcare (even with the tax relief on childcare vouchers).