Scotland pays £2bn in sin taxes
Taxpayers in Scotland pay a disproportionate share of sin taxes in the UK, paying 13.4 per cent of spirits duties and 11.4 per cent of tobacco duties last year, equivalent to £229 for every adult.
Scotland makes up 8.5 per cent of the adult population of the UK, but paid 13.4 per cent of the UK total of spirits duty (£458m), 8.8 per cent of wine duty (£374m) and 11.4 per cent of tobacco duty (£1bn). Betting and gaming taxes hit £258m accounting for 9 per cent of the total collected from UK wide taxpayers.
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