Cider taxes need to be cut and government policies that “single out” cider reviewed, the new chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) has said. 

Chair Gordon Johncox has called for a 2p-per-pint reduction in duty for standard ciders and said he is concerned about policies that “single out” cider.

“The NACM is fully supportive of evolving and changing policy to better support those who are vulnerable and most at risk to the impacts of alcohol misuse, but simply wants these policies to be supported with real market context,” he said. 

Johncox, who is also chief executive of Aston Manor Cider, addressed members of the NACM and attendees at the All-Party Parliamentary Cider Group in Westminster on 11 September.

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