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Reduction of excise duty rates for motor spirits extended- return to full rate on 1 July 2023

07.58am 23 February 2023

Update: The Government has announced that the reduced excise and excise-equivalent duty rate on motor spirits will be extended until 30 June 2023, with the full rate returning on 1 July 2023.

The temporary reduction of motor spirits duty started on 15 March 2022 initially for a period of 3 months. It brought the excise and excise-equivalent duty rate on motor spirits down to 45.024 cents per litre. This temporary reduction was extended in June for an additional two-month period until 15 August 2022, in July for a further period until 31 January 2023 and in December until 30 March 2023.

The extension until 30 June 2023 is given effect by the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Temporary Reduction of Motor Spirits Duty) Amendment Order 2022 Amendment Order 2023.

The Working Tariff Document and the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table will be amended to reflect these rates.

For our notice on the reduction when it commenced on 15 March 2022, and the June, July and December extensions.

Published: 23 February 2022