Call for duty evaders to lose their licence

26 November, 2010

A Lincolnshire retailer has called for shops that evade drinks duty to be stripped of their licence.

Robert Hancock, who runs Rob & Jan’s, a specialist off-licence in Boston, says HMRC has confiscated goods from shops in the town that have not had duty paid on them – but claims the action doesn’t go far enough.

“If this is not stopped soon there won’t be any shops like ours left,” said Hancock. “Some shops are selling 6%-8% abv beers at £1 a can, which shouldn’t be possible given the duty on a can.”

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