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The Panel published its report on 17 July 2012.

The following hearings were held to gather evidence - please click the links below for a note of the evidence heard on each day:

22 May 2012 (click here for the note of the meeting)
Andy Tighe, Director of Brewing, British Beer and Pub Association
James Bielby, Chief Executive, Federation of Wholesale Distributors

24 May 2012 (click here for the note of the meeting)
Andy Leggett, Deputy Director, Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Taxes, HMRC  
Keith Miller, Group Indirect Tax Manager, SAB Miller.

30 May 2012
Visit to Dover, to P&O Bonded Warehouse and UK Border Agency

13 June 2012 (click here for the note of the meeting)
Graham Bateman, The Wine and Spirit Trade Association
Brandon Cook, Trading Standards Institute
David Dadds, Dadds Licensing Solicitors LLP
Alan Powell, UK Warehousing Association

14 June 2012 (click here for the note of the meeting)
Keith Miller, SABMiller (introducing video of the practicalities of fiscal marks)
Tom Falcon, Production and Distribution Director, Shepherd Neame, also IFBB
Graeme Colquhoun, Company Secretary and Head of UK Legal, Heineken UK
Gary Haigh, Managing Director, Miller Brands UK

21 June 2012 (click here for the note of the meeting)
Keith Bott, Chairman, Society of Independent Brewers
Kate Nicholls, Strategic Affairs Director, Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers
Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive, British Beer and Pub Association
Shane Brennan, Public Affairs Director, Association of Convenience Stores
Niki Haywood, Public Affairs Manager, National Federation of Retail Newsagents

26 June 2012
(click here for the note of the meeting)
Andy Leggett - Deputy Director, Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Taxes, HMRC  
Andy Tighe - Director of Brewing, BBPA

Evidence:

The following written evidence was received by the panel - please click to download:

Background note from the Federation of Wholesale Distributors
Background note from the British Beer and Pub Association
BBPA comparisons of beer, wine and spirits fraud
Video from Miller Brands illustrating the practicalities of applying tax stamps to bottled beer
Background briefing from the Independent Family Brewers of Britain
Briefing from the Association of Multiple Licensed Retailers
Briefing from the National Federation of Retail Newsagents