Author: andrea

Commenting on today’s Budget announcement, Christopher Ogden, Chief Executive of the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA), said: “Government has today increased tobacco duties by 2% above inflation which clearly demonstrates a complete lack of joined-up-thinking as taxation is the acknowledged driver of the illicit tobacco trade. The...

The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association welcomes the BBC Scotland investigation into the illicit trade in tobacco. Commenting on the programme Christopher Ogden, Chief Executive of the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA), said: “Tobacco smuggling is a widespread problem in Scotland. It undermines law-abiding businesses, funds other forms of...