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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debates. Written Answers 100 & 101 - Tax yield [7910/18]. (15 Feb 2018)

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100. Deputy Joan Burtonasked the Minister for Finance  the estimated cost to the Exchequer if alcohol consumption fell by 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%, respectively, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7910/18]

 

101. Deputy Joan Burtonasked the Minister for Finance the estimated effect on the economy if alcohol consumption fell by 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7911/18]

 

Minister for Finance (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): I propose to take Questions Nos. 100 and 101 together.

 

Based on 2017 alcohol receipts and applying a simple straight line calculation the following table provides an estimate of the impact on the Exchequer in the event that alcohol consumption fell by 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% respectively.

 

 

 

Total excise receipts (€ million)

Total Reduction (€ million)

Total excise receipts for 2017

 

€1,220

 

Effect of reduction in consumption of:

10%

€1,098

€122

 

15%

€1,037

€183

 

20%

€976

€244

 

25%

€915

€305

 

 

In reality there are a large number of interacting variables which could cause the above figures to be either higher or lower. In terms of broader impacts on the economy, different studies have sought to quantify the costs of alcohol misuse to society as well as studies which have sought to quantify the benefits to the economy derived from establishments and venues which are licensed to sell alcohol.

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