Booze avoids price hike in Budget ahead of ‘Mad Monday’ UK sesh

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Drinkers are celebrating as booze tax hikes were scrapped in Wednesday's budget.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the fuel duties would also stay the same from April.

He told the House of Commons: "Let me now turn to duties: this is a tough time for hospitality so I can confirm that the planned increases in duties for spirits like scotch whisky, wine, cider and beer will all be cancelled.

"All alcohol duties for the second year in a row, only the third time in two decades.

"Right now to keep the cost of living low I'm not prepared to increase the cost of a tank of fuel, so the planned increase in fuel duty is also cancelled."

Brits are counting down the days until ‘Mad Monday’ when lockdown is set to finally end.

Monday June 21 is the earliest date for when it is hoped all remaining lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Businesses will soon be paid to invest under a new "super deduction" scheme, Mr Sunak said.

He said:

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