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Budget 2011: £7 pack of cigarettes

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/03/2011

James Hall and Harry Wallop

"From 6pm on Wednesday, duty on tobacco rose by 2pc above inflation. On top of this, a wider restructuring of duty added 50p to the price of a packet of economy cigarettes and 33p to premium cigarettes, meaning that poorer smokers will be disproportionately affected.

"A pack of Windsor cigarettes, for instance, currently priced at about £5.13 will now cost £5.63, with 88 per cent of its retail price going to the Treasury in either VAT or duty.

"A pack of premium cigarettes, such as Silk Cut or Benson & Hedges, will increase from £6.62 to £6.95."

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"Budget 2011: £7 pack of cigarettes", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2011. Consulté le 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/budget-2011-7-pack-of-cigarettes