Chancellor George Osborne has revealed this year’s budget.
He said that beer duty would be cut by 1p per pint, while cider, Scotch whisky and other spirits would get 2% cuts each. Wine duty was frozen.
Tobacco duties have been frozen at their current rate.
And a planned increase in fuel duty in September has been cancelled under the Chancellor’s plans.
The personal tax allowance – the money people can earn before they are taxed – is rising to 10,800 and 11,000 the following year.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Osborne stated that his party’s budget would deliver a “truly national recovery”.
Also included was a 1.3bn series of tax cuts for the North Sea oil industry and a review into inheritance tax.