Drinking, smoking, gambling taxes give HMRC 25% extra in ‘sin tax’ receipts

HMRC figures crunched by accountants UHY Hacker Young show that all tax between 31 March 2009-1 February 2019 rose from £412billion to £622billion (51%) but tax from alcohol, tobacco & gambling over the same period climbed at a slower pace from £19billion to £24billion (25%).