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Friday 18 April 2014

minimum pricing

Chief medic criticises alcohol retailers

The UK’s chief medical officer has slammed the “irresponsible” methods used by retailers to sell alcoholic drinks as she highlighted their link to health problems and crime.

Friday, March 28th, 2014 1 Comment »

New poll highlights anti-minimum pricing sentiment

A new nationwide poll has revealed minimum unit pricing for alcohol to be the least popular option for improving public health.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Cameron says minimum pricing ‘has merit’

UK prime minister David Cameron has insisted that he has not given up on the idea of minimum unit pricing for alcohol, despite dropping the policy in the summer.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

UK is ‘addiction capital’ of Europe

The Centre for Social Justice has called on the government to tackle the issue of cheap alcohol and heroin addiction as the UK was named the addiction capital of Europe.

Monday, September 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

Alcohol sales drop but Scots still ‘drinking too much’

A report released by NHS Health Scotland has shown that the amount of alcohol sold in the country fell between 2011 and 2012, but warns that many Scots are still drinking too much.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 No Comments »

Trade hails minimum pricing backtrack

Drinks industry bodies have welcomed the UK government’s decision to abandon plans for minimum unit pricing and focus instead on banning below-cost sales.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Minimum pricing to be dropped

Plans to implement a minimum price for alcohol in the UK are likely to be dropped, with the government cracking down on “loss leader” deals instead.

Monday, July 15th, 2013 No Comments »

Minister says minimum pricing is not gone

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that the decision not to include minimum unit pricing for alcohol in today’s Queen’s Speech, does not mean that the measure has been abandoned.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Price ruling will be appealed

Spirits Europe has announced that it will appeal the Scottish Court of Session ruling on minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

Minimum pricing legal challenge dismissed

A legal challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association to the introduction of a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland has been dismissed.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

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