We’d been warned it would be a bad one but Budget 2013 exceeded expectations both in terms of reductions in personal income and further taxes on outgoings. We’d anticipated an increase in the excise duty on wine but nothing like the €1 on every bottle as of midnight last night.
On the upside, yesterday saw us hit a new record for both internet and overall sales in one day for Curious as people piled in to beat the increase. However, we’d already made the decision prior to the Budget that, no matter what, we would not be passing on any duty increase until absolutely necessary.
We stocked to the rafters pre-Budget so I’m delighted to say we will NOT be passing on any duty increases between now and the end of the year.
Thank you for your continued, amazing support (even though you nearly killed us yesterday!), now please just stick with us.
2013 will be what it will be, but we ain’t cancelling Christmas.
Have a good one,