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  • Budget Submission 2013
    to absorb increases in excise duty because firstly they sell other products and can therefore off set the cost and secondly they can continue to promote alcohol to drive footfall to sell other dearer household products If steps are not taken urgently the independent off licence sector will disappear entirely with a loss of jobs and revenue for the State This will not be replaced by any other group as the multiples will continue to squeeze margins and engage in irresponsible selling practices RECOMMENTATIONS 1 Retain The Current Level Of Alcohol Excise Duty In 2008 wine was singled out for an excise increase This was a key factor in the dramatic increase in cross border shopping throughout 2009 This situation was reversed when excise duty on alcohol was reduced by 20 in Budget 2010 and this succeeded in stemming the flow of cross border shopping activity However the VAT increase of 2 applied on 1 January 2012 has been a key factor in the reduction of alcohol sales particularly wine sales The level of wine sales in 2012 has dropped by 4 and wine excise receipts are down 4 8 partly driven by the increase in VAT These significant drops have caused damage to the industry as a large portion of sales within independent off licences comes from wine Currently in Ireland taxes on alcohol are amongst the highest in Europe all of which encourages out of State retailing Ireland s wine excise is the third highest in the EU 15 other EU member states have no excise on wine at all Irish beer tax is the fourth highest in the EU and is almost eight times higher than the level of Germany Cider tax is very high by other European standards second highest in Europe and is 40 higher than the UK for example Spirits tax is the fourth highest across the EU and 3 8 times the level in Spain It is critical that excise duty is not increased in Budget 2013 To do so would put a fragile industry which is already facing unparalleled challenges under even more pressure At a time when creating and sustaining employment is of critical importance to Government policy an increase in excise duty will result in further business closures and job losses 2 Reduce Independent Off Trade Licencing Fees Currently the average excise paid by the on trade 778 is much lower than the combined fees paid by the off trade 1 500 Turnover in the independent off licence sector is down 25 50 and is now on par with that of the on trade given that the sales in both sectors have declined significantly in recent years It is the perception that the turnover of large multiple retailers is much greater than that of the independent off trade sector Therefore a higher fee can be sustained by this sector In addition it was announced as part of Budget 2011 that a full review of Ireland s alcohol licencing regime would

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  • Oireachtas Committee on Health
    Health Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group Useful Links Contact Details Block D Unit 6 Nutgrove Office Park Rathfarnham Dublin 14 Ireland Tel 353 1 296 2326 Fax 353 1 296 2451 Email info noffla ie About Us Joining NOFFLA Contact

    Original URL path: http://www.noffla.ie/Oireachtas_Committee_on_Health/Default.379.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group
    Health Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group Useful Links Contact Details Block D Unit 6 Nutgrove Office Park Rathfarnham Dublin 14 Ireland Tel 353 1 296 2326 Fax 353 1 296 2451 Email info noffla ie About Us Joining NOFFLA Contact

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  • Useful Links
    Committee on Health Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group Useful Links Contact Details Block D Unit 6 Nutgrove Office Park Rathfarnham Dublin 14 Ireland Tel 353 1 296 2326 Fax 353 1 296 2451 Email info noffla ie About Us Joining

    Original URL path: http://www.noffla.ie/Facts_and_Figures/Default.231.html (2016-02-18)
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  • NATIONAL OFF LICENCE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2013 NATIONAL OFF LICENCE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2012 National Off Licence of the Year 2012 2011 National Off Licence of the Year 2010 Off Licence of the Year 2009 Winner Off Licence of the Year 2008 Off Licence Of the Year Awards for RTC Training SIP 2011 The Irish Wine Show 2009 Contact Details Block D Unit 6 Nutgrove Office Park Rathfarnham

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  • 2013
    17 Oct 2013 Excise increase on alcohol will drive out of State retailing 15 Oct 2013 Chairperson Evelyn Jones on the Last Word with Matt Cooper 14 Oct 2013 11 Independent Off Licences have closed in eight months 07 Oct 2013 NATIONAL OFF LICENCE ASSOCIATION UNVEILS 2013 2014 AWARD WINNING WINES IN IRELAND 07 Oct 2013 NOffLA calls for reduced excise duty and a ban on below cost selling of alcohol 12 Sep 2013 Consumers unaware of spend on alcohol in grocery shop 23 Aug 2013 NOffLA calls on Goverment to reduce excise duty and ban below cost selling 29 Jul 2013 NOffLA launches pre Budget Submission aimed at easing economic difficulties independent off licences are facing NOffLA categorically refutes Senator John Crown s comments regarding the retail of alcohol 07 Jun 2013 NOffLA calls on government to regulate alcohol retail sector immediately 15 May 2013 NOffLA Speaks Further call for government action 14 May 2013 NOffLA strongly opposes the introduction of an off licence levy 05 Mar 2013 NATIONAL OFF LICENCE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2013 29 Jan 2013 RSS Feed RSS Help News Press Archive 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Contact Details Block D Unit 6

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  • 2012
    policy group on alcohol 01 Aug 2012 NOffLA s PR campaign to urge government to introduce mandatory training for all alcohol retailers is well underway 17 Jul 2012 NOffLA s PR campaign to urge government to introduce mandatory training for all alcohol retailers LISTEN HERE NOffLA calls on Government to introduce mandatory training for alcohol retailers 25 Jun 2012 National Off Licence Association meets with Minister for Small Business 05

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  • 2011
    WINES IN IRELAND SIP 2011 05 Sep 2011 SIP 2011 incorporating the Gold Star Awards 2011 2012 Monday 26th September 2011 Krystle Harcourt Street Dublin 2 CIVIL LAW Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 19 Jul 2011 Pat Nolan talks to Evelyn Jones NOffLA Chairperson 03 Feb 2011 National Off Licence of the Year Awards 2011 11 Jan 2011 RSS Feed RSS Help News Press Archive 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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