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Increase in excise on cigarettes nothing more than stealth tax on customers and a gift to criminals – Retailers Against Smuggling

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  • October 10, 2017
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  Retailers are angry at the Government’s decision to impose yet another excise increase of 50c on tobacco, bringing a packet of 20 cigarettes up to 12 euro. The move comes despite the Tax Strategy Group clearly stating in July that an increase in excise on tobacco would not generate any additional revenue, given the…

One in Three Retailers Along the Border Concerned that Brexit will Create a Bigger Market for Smuggling.

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A cross-border survey conducted by Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) has revealed that one in three retailers in Ireland are concerned about the rise in criminality and illicit trade following the decision of the UK to leave the European Union last year. Responses from 114 retailers in the counties of Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo and Louth…