Is public opinion on alcohol at a crossroads?

28th October, 2016 by Lauren Eads

Producers need to respond to shifting perceptions of alcohol as consumption continues to fall in the UK, with lower strength products offering an opportunity for growth, key figures speaking at a seminar on alcohol policy have stressed.

In the UK, alcohol consumption has fallen by nearly 20% over the past 10 years, with Brits now drinking the same amount of alcohol per capita as we were in 1979. Increasingly, more 16 to 24 year olds are choosing not to drink at all, with this age range driving a trend for teetotalism, according to think tank Demos, while binge drinking has declined by 19% since 2007.

Speaking at the Westminster Social Policy Forum on alcohol this week, David Wilson, director of public affairs at the British Beer and Pub….

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