NEW RESEARCH: Illicit tobacco trade costs each small shop over £32,000 last year as retailers overwhelmingly reject second duty increase at forthcoming budget

The Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance today publishes research that has found on average each small retailer lost £32,000 last year, an increase of nearly a thousand pounds, due to the high prevalence of the illicit trade whilst the results of a survey of 113 TRA members show that they believe a second tobacco duty increase at the Budget on 22nd November would simply make the problem worse. The research also shows how jobs have been lost in the sector and the many billions criminals made from the sale of illicit tobacco. To access a full copy of the release click here

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