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Britain drinks and stays home: 'Alcohol sales during lockdown provides Treasury with £800 million tax windfall '
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 03, 2021 09:55PM
Ever notice how on British TV they're always downing a pint or swilling some brown alcohol? It's not a joke, the boozy Brits are now drowning themselves in Lockdown Liquor. (But it's good for the Treasury)

'Alcohol sales during lockdown provides Treasury with £800 million tax windfall'
[www.telegraph.co.uk]

Heavier drinking during the pandemic has landed the Treasury with a £800 million tax windfall even though pubs, clubs and restaurants have been closed.
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“Pubs and restaurants will be crossing their fingers that Britons' love affair with alcohol continues when the hospitality sector is opened up again. If people get used to doing their drinking at home it could have serious consequences for the local.

There are, however, concerns at the social and mental health impact from the increased drinking. Almost one in three drinkers (29 per cent) said they have been drinking at increasing or high risk levels over the past six months (equivalent to more than 14 units per week), according to Alcohol Change.

Last year the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) warned that as many as eight million people were drinking at levels that could lead to alcohol dependence and damage to their brains and bodies.
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Re: Britain drinks and stays home: 'Alcohol sales during lockdown provides Treasury with £800 million tax windfall '
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 03, 2021 10:08PM
Pubs and restaurants are missing out. Maybe that is where they will put the windfall.



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Re: Britain drinks and stays home: 'Alcohol sales during lockdown provides Treasury with £800 million tax windfall '
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: March 03, 2021 10:12PM
Seems like as good a way as any to pay off the debt incurred by the stimulus checks.



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Re: Britain drinks and stays home: 'Alcohol sales during lockdown provides Treasury with £800 million tax windfall '
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 03, 2021 10:23PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Pubs and restaurants are missing out. Maybe that is where they will put the windfall.

It's Johnson in charge over there, any windfall will end up in Tory pockets.
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Re: Britain drinks and stays home: 'Alcohol sales during lockdown provides Treasury with £800 million tax windfall '
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: March 04, 2021 02:43PM
And what are Americans doing? Same. Booze and pot. And ice cream. All doing extremely well in sales.
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