Alcohol Duty Simplification

Written by Sophie Whittle Sunday, 12 November 2017

HMRC have published the response to Simplifying the administration of alcohol Duty which we (BWA) had previously contributed to.  Please click on the link below to view HMRC's response.
 

Brexit White Paper

Written by Sophie Whittle Thursday, 09 November 2017

The UK Government has now published ​its White Paper referred to as the Customs Bill. This White Paper sets out the government’s approach to legislating for a future customs regime, and to creating a framework that supports intra-European trade.

Read more: Brexit White Paper

Dawn Raid by HMRC

Written by Sophie Whittle Friday, 27 October 2017

HMRC dawn raid

A step-by-step guide to managing an HM Revenue & Customs dawn raid

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Court Decisions Involving the Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme (AWRS)

Written by Sophie Whittle Friday, 27 October 2017

Michelle Sloane of RPC, the BWA's honorary legal advisor, comments on some recent Court decisions involving the Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme, the scope of The Excise Goods (Holding, Movement and Duty Point) Regulations 2010, and the operation of the Beer Regulations 1993 constructive removal provisions.

Read more: Court Decisions Involving the Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme (AWRS)

Brexit

Written by John Tripp Sunday, 22 October 2017

Next planned Brexit meeting with HMRC Policy team will take place on Tuesday 24th October in Manchester. Representatives from the BWA committee will be discussing current issues and their effects. This is a part of the ongoing engagement with HMRC to ensure that our members interests are channelled effectively.

Truck Cartel

Written by John Tripp Sunday, 22 October 2017

You may be aware that the European Commission has fined truck producers nearly €4 billion for participating in a cartel – http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-2582_en.htm / http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-3502_en.htm

Read more: Truck Cartel

Skills for Logistics

Written by John Tripp Sunday, 25 January 2015

The BWA has been working closely with Skills for Logistics throughout 2014 to develop NOS's (National Occupational Standards) for Excise warehousing.

Read more: Skills for Logistics

HMRC to introduce Due Diligence measures from 01st Nov 2014

Written by John Tripp Sunday, 21 September 2014

Excise due diligence.
Changes to the conditions of HMRC excise registration / approval(s)

Read more: HMRC to introduce Due Diligence measures from 01st Nov 2014

Wholesalers Registration

Written by John Tripp Monday, 01 September 2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his Autumn Statement 2013 the introduction of a scheme to tackle alcohol duty fraud. The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) is expected to be introduced in legislation in the Finance Bill 2015.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/sdvs/alcohol-wholesaler.htm

Harvey's of Edinburgh

Written by John Tripp Thursday, 22 May 2014

Harvey's of Edinburgh, in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces, officially launched Spey Royal Choice

Read more: Harvey's of Edinburgh

Top 10 richest UK drinks barons

Written by John Tripp Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The UK is home to a bevy of millionaires, and billionaires, who have made their wealth from the drinks trade, as the recently published Sunday Times Rich List 2014 proves.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-richest-uk-drinks-barons/?article-source=newsletter&source=880&date=2014-05-20

 

Smugglers jailed over £2m Alcohol Fraud

Written by John Tripp Friday, 09 May 2014

Two men have been jailed for evading nearly £2 million in alcohol duty by hijacking the details of legitimate companies and faking paperwork to claim they were importing vinegar, fruit juice, detergent and water into the UK from Europe.

Read more: Smugglers jailed over £2m Alcohol Fraud

UK retailers warned over illicit alcohol sales

Written by John Tripp Monday, 10 March 2014

Following a string of raids on independent retailers across the UK, the FWD, police, Trading Standards and HMRC have revealed that illegal alcohol products on which UK duty has not been paid is costing the Government £1.2 billion in lost revenue each year.

Read more: UK retailers warned over illicit alcohol sales

Chief downtime

Written by John Tripp Monday, 03 March 2014

Scheduled downtime for CHIEF on Tuesday the 25th February. HMRC explain what happened

Read more: Chief downtime

Operation Warehouse

Written by John Tripp Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Operation "Warehouse": Major joint customs operation prevents large losses to the EU's and Member States' budgets

Read more: Operation Warehouse

Alcohol Fraud Consultation report

Written by John Tripp Friday, 17 January 2014

Results of the alcohol fraud consultation have now been released by HMRC. The BWA along with other Government and Industry stakeholders have made significant contributions to influence the outcome of this review.

Read more: Alcohol Fraud Consultation report

HMRC launch Spirits Drink Verification Scheme

Written by John Tripp Monday, 13 January 2014

The Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) today published details of a new scheme. The Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme is designed to safeguard the reputation and authenticity of UK spirit drinks with a Geographical indication (GI) and will start by assuring the processes involved in the production of Scotch Whisky.
The scheme for Scotch Whisky begins on 10 January 2014. HMRC expects each cycle of verification will take approximately two years and when complete details of verified production facilities, processes and brands will be published online.

HMRC Spirits Drink Verification Scheme

Russia measures affecting TIR movements as of 1st December 2013

Written by John Tripp Friday, 29 November 2013

Russian measures affecting TIR movements as of 1 December 2013

European Commission Services Information note on Russia TIR

Scotch Whisky Verification Scheme

Written by John Tripp Monday, 14 October 2013

Scotch Whisky Verification Scheme: HMRC has published a consultation document on how to protect Scotch Whisky from inferior competitiors.The new proposals are designed to ensure that the 'real thing' goes through the 5 specified processes of fermintation, distillation, maturation, blending and bottling/labelling. 

Read more: Scotch Whisky Verification Scheme

DB Schenker Rail UK transportation of Scotch Whisky

Written by John Tripp Tuesday, 01 October 2013

DB Schenker Rail UK trials transportation of Scotch Whisky

Lifting the Spirit' project will reduce lorry movements on busy roads

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HMRC tackle illicit alcohol

Written by John Tripp Monday, 16 September 2013

HMRC and the UK Border Force tackle those involved in illicit alcohol and tobacco

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TIR movements to Russia

Written by John Tripp Monday, 16 September 2013

Additional financial guarantees for goods moving by road to Russia from Saturday 14 September 2013 

Read more: TIR movements to Russia

Unraveling the mystique of HMRC

Written by John Tripp Monday, 02 September 2013

Bonded Warehousekeepers Asociation

The BWA have joined forces with the prestigious Drinks and Spirits Magazine, the UK leader in our sector. The article titled ' Unraveling the Mystique of HMRC' was published in the August edition of the Drinks magazine and highlights the benefits of becoming a member of the BWA.

New Members

Written by John Tripp Monday, 05 August 2013

Growth in Membership of the BWA is strong....  A number of companies have recently decided to join the BWA and take advantage of being a member. Meachers Global Logistics, Langdon Systems, Culina, Central Automation Systems and Amathus Drinks have all  recognised  the benefits of becoming a member and are using the services offered such as Awareness Training and consultancy.

Harrods and The Dalmore create World's Rarest Whisky Collection

Written by John Tripp Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The world's leading luxury retailer has teamed up with one the world's finest malt whisky brands to create a truly unique collection of rare whiskies.

The Dalmore Paterson Collection - the only one of its kind in the world - goes on sale and will take pride of place in the newly refurbished Fine Spirits Room at Harrods from 16 July 2013 for £987,500.

Read more: Harrods and The Dalmore create World's Rarest Whisky Collection

Movement Guarantees

Written by John Tripp Friday, 31 May 2013

Good news at last from HMRC on Movement Guarantees.

Following representations from UK businesses and Associations, HM Revenue & Customs have revised their policy to allow

Read more: Movement Guarantees

Movement Guarantees-Croatia

Written by John Tripp Friday, 17 May 2013

DO YOU HAVE A MOVEMENT GUARANTEE? If so you need to be aware 

Read more: Movement Guarantees-Croatia

HMRC Compliance checks/penalties

Written by John Tripp Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Penalties for VAT and Excise wrongdoing
This factsheet contains information about the penalties we may charge you for a
VAT or Excise wrongdoing.

Read more: HMRC Compliance checks/penalties

Updated Public Notice for Beer

Written by John Tripp Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Updated PN 226  explains the effects of the law and regulations covering the production,
storage and accounting for duty on beer.

1.2 What's changed?

The notice has been updated to inform you of a new section on yeast slurry and the
record keeping requirements - see section 32.
Reference to 'black beer' in the notice has been removed following the abolition of
the excise duty exemption for this product (with effect from 1 April 2013).
This notice and others mentioned are available on our website at Catalogue of
publications.

Read more: Updated Public Notice for Beer

Fake Customs officers jailed

Written by John Tripp Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Fake 'Customs Officers' jailed

Press Release • Apr 11, 2013 12:00 BST

Three men who attempted to steal alcohol and cash from a warehouse in Brierley Hill, West Midlands by impersonating HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers have been jailed.

Read more: Fake Customs officers jailed

CFSP Traders with in-house duty management packages

Written by John Tripp Thursday, 28 March 2013

CFSP Traders with in-house bespoke duty
management packages/Software Houses providing Duty
Management systems to CFSP traders 

CHIEF volumetrics and a potential degradation in performance

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JCCC- Union Customs Code

Written by John Tripp Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Joint Customs Consultative Committee

Meeting: February 2013
Agenda Item: 4
Author: Peter Starling

UCC - State of Play  

Read more: JCCC- Union Customs Code

HMRC Taskforce target Scottish Alcohol Industry

Written by John Tripp Thursday, 28 February 2013

New HMRC Taskforce to Target Scottish Alcohol Industry

HMRC announced in November 2012 that it has established a new "intelligence led" taskforce to specifically target the alcohol industry in Scotland and will focus on alcohol manufacturers and retailers.

Read more: HMRC Taskforce target Scottish Alcohol Industry

Removal of cigarettes to home use-Jan 2013

Written by John Tripp Friday, 15 February 2013

Anti forestalling restrictions on removals of cigarettes to home-use 

Read more: Removal of cigarettes to home use-Jan 2013

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