Tax and duty paid by Scottish distillers

The request was refused by HM Revenue and Customs.

Kristian Healey-Ryder

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from HMRC:

Annual figures for a period of ten years (2010-2020), showing the annual amount of tax, licensing fees, and duty paid to HMRC by the distilling industry in Scotland.

To assist you, I believe that the relevant Standard Industry Code [SIC] is as follows:

1) SIC Code 11010: Distilling, rectifying and blending of spirits.

Please provide the information in the form of a table with separate columns for each year. The rows should detail which fee, tax, or duty is paid.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in s.12, please provide advice and assistance, under the s.16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Kristian Healey-Ryder on behalf of Mincom & FOI Team Inbox, HM Revenue and Customs

Our ref: FOI2020/01570

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Dear Mr Healey-Ryder,

We are writing in response to your request for information, received 28

Yours sincerely,

HMRC Freedom of Information Team