When does new wine tax come into force?

I seem to recall it's July 2022 that the new tax based on ABV comes into force - I want to pay tax/duty on some wines I have in bond before new tax is levied, but I cannot recall the date.

But I'm certain that someone among the savvy people on this forum will.
 
New Duty is still under consultation, with the submissions all in January this year.

The proposal lacks detail and has serious issues that will need to be resolved, so I doubt it will be approved anytime soon. The original timeline was for it to be in place for 2023, but I can't see that happening.
 
Reviving this, as it may have gone under the radar in the hubbub of recent days -

I see that the government has concluded its response to the consultation.
In principle it will now be enacted into law, becoming effective 1/8/23.

The plea of the wine indutry that "it's all too complicated" has been heard, and in a move worthy of Sir Humphrey the industry has been granted a transition period (to 1/2/25), during which all wine from 11.5 to 14.5% will be taxed as if it were 12.5%. That means a duty rate from 1/8/23 of £ 29.12 /case or £ 2.42 /bt

From 1/2/25 duty will be levied according to the labelled ABV as follows :
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The problems were all highlighted by both the UK wine trade and English wine producers. The argument being that wine production doesn't allow for alcohol levels to be managed or kept constant, unlike beer and spirits. The government was told that what that meant was that different vintages, and sometimes different lots, of the same wine would have different alcohol levels. That different countries have different tolerances on alcohol levels on the label. That bond stores have millions of bottles where the alcohol levels are not recorded in their systems.
The government, in their wisdom, responded thus

"The Government does not agree that the characteristics of wine and wine production are different enough from other beverages to justify an alternative duty system."

They have granted an easement on wine made from fresh grapes until 2025. From then on, we're all planning to label our wine at 12.5% for the UK market :)
 
The problems were all highlighted by both the UK wine trade and English wine producers. The argument being that wine production doesn't allow for alcohol levels to be managed or kept constant, unlike beer and spirits. The government was told that what that meant was that different vintages, and sometimes different lots, of the same wine would have different alcohol levels. That different countries have different tolerances on alcohol levels on the label. That bond stores have millions of bottles where the alcohol levels are not recorded in their systems.
The government, in their wisdom, responded thus

"The Government does not agree that the characteristics of wine and wine production are different enough from other beverages to justify an alternative duty system."

They have granted an easement on wine made from fresh grapes until 2025. From then on, we're all planning to label our wine at 12.5% for the UK market :)
I am reminded of a former Burgundy producer, much loved on this forum, all of whose wines happened to come in at the same 13% abv he happened to have printed on the only batch of back labels he ever produced. Truly a vinous miracle.
 
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