I stumbled recently across a quirk of the regulations on payment of excise duty arising from the production of cider. Apparently any individual can brew and sell up to 7000 litres of cider a year without being liable to pay excise duty. Surprising, but it seems to be confirmed by the Customs & Excise website under the ‘Can I claim exemption from registration’ section. It seems to have set that way to allow small producers to get a foothold in the market, while not allowing them to become rich at the government’s expense. Any person wishing to take advantage of this would still need to apply for a personal license to sell any cider produced ( with more information here ). Any cider orchards remaining in the parish?
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March 12th, 2012 Comments off