Beer Duty / Brewing / Duty Fraud / Pubs / 16 August 2015

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme application window to open soon

Under the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS), all UK wholesalers of alcohol will need to apply for registration with HMRC between October and December 2015. This includes alcohol producers who sell their products wholesale. Failure to apply for registration during this period will prevent companies from trading from January 2016.

Businesses will need to apply for registration using their Government Gateway account. It is advisable that the person who will be responsible for applying for registration as a wholesaler ensures they have access to the Government Gateway login details for their business.

BBPA, along with other trade associations, has been working with HMRC to ensure that the obligations of businesses under the scheme are set out clearly, and that the burden placed on compliant businesses is minimised.

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