Every pint you drink is 32% tax money. You can thank HMRC for that. If you drink just 4 pints a week, you are effectively paying the government over £200 in tax each year.
That's an incredible amount for something that’s thought of as a cheap indulgence. It's interesting to see how tax is calculated across various product categories. This infographic shows us how much of the final cost of products such as petrol, cigarettes, the cost of plane tickets and more is a tax add-on. Also included is a rough idea of how much money could be saved if you opted not to buy some of those items. Are you surprised?
Infographic by RIFT UK