The Chancellor chose to freeze a number of duties in today’s Budget.
Beer duty and cider duty were frozen, and Scotch whisky, which accounts for a fifth of all of the UK’s food and drink exports, has been also frozen, as have other spirits duty this year.
All other alcohol duties will rise by inflation as planned.
Meanwhile, fuel duty will be frozen for the sixth year in a row.
“That’s a saving of £75 a year to the average driver; £270 a year to a small business with a van. It’s the tax boost that keeps Britain on the move,” Osborne said.