No excise duty increase on wine - what a relief! As readers of this blog will know, I haven't been this government's greatest cheerleader, but the decision not to increase alcohol duties because of the fear of driving even more people to shop in Northern Ireland has to be welcomed and is the right thing to do in the current climate. We are actively looking to reduce prices where possible and cut costs where possible in order to pass on savings to customers. To put prices up at the moment would have just seemed ridiculous. Thankfully, common sense has prevailed.
I haven't heard the rest of the budget but I will leave that to more qualified people than I.
Tune in tomorrow for some good news from Burgundy re pricing!