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Tuesday 25 October 2016 loc: GB

minimum pricing

Scotland’s alcohol consumption on the rise

Alcohol sales in Scotland increased 2015, bucking a downward trend in consumption in the UK, with off-trade sales at their highest in over 20 years.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 No Comments »

MPs call for alcohol label health warnings

UK MPs have warned of “a national crisis” as a result of alcohol misuse, calling for health warnings to appear on all drinks labels, among other measures.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Beer cheaper than water in World Cup price war

Some lagers are being sold for less than a bottle of water as competing supermarkets look to cash-in on the World Cup, health experts have warned.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Cider sector clarifies minimum price issue

The National Association of Cider Makers has warned the trade to be alert to differences in how various types of cider are affected by the UK government’s new ban on selling alcoholic drinks below cost.

Monday, June 9th, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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