A load of bull

Excise Duty

Lamborghini tractors

Did you know that Lamborghini made, and still make, tractors?

Well, yes, they did and yes, they do.

After World War II, when there was a high demand for agricultural machinery in much of Europe, Porsche made tractors, and even Ferrari dabbled…

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A sting in the ale

Excise Duty

Cornish brewer Foodswild is facing a backdated excise duty bill after HMRC concluded that its Cornish Stingers nettle beer was not, in fact, a beer.

The stumbling block for this niche product, which is presumably more palatable than its name suggests, was the absence of malted barley or wheat in the brewing process.

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Château Thames Embankment

Excise Duty

Bus selling Somerset Cider

Yes, I could have been a judge but I never had the Latin, never had the Latin for the judging, I just never had sufficient of it to get through the rigorous judging exams. They’re noted for their rigour. People come out saying, ‘My God, what a rigorous exam’- and so I became a miner instead. A coal miner. I managed to get through the mining exams – they’re not rigorous, they only ask one question, they say, ‘Who are you’, and I got 75 per cent on that.’ (Peter Cook in ‘Beyond the Fringe’)

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