Minister urges wholesalers to register


EXCHEQUER Secretary to the Treasury Damian Hinds has written to thousands of businesses urging them to apply for the new Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.
Wholesalers that sell alcohol to other businesses have until March 31 to apply to register for the HM Revenue and Customs scheme. Retailers will have to buy from approved wholesalers from April 2017.
Hinds said: “AWRS will protect the hardworking taxpayer from being undercut by the illegal traders dealing in illicit alcohol. I urge any business that sells alcohol to other businesses to check now whether they need to apply.”