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Minimum alcohol pricing was a risk that had to be taken | The Scotsman

Minimum alcohol pricing was a risk that had to be taken | The Scotsman

Scotland has an alcohol problem and a minimum price should help – a view now backed by the World Health Organisation, based on evidence in Canada and Russia. It was a politically dangerous decision to make Scotland, a country famous for, among other things, whisky, one of just six places around the world to have […]

Health experts call for European countries to follow Scotland’s lead on minimum alcohol pricing | The Scotsman

Health experts call for European countries to follow Scotland’s lead on minimum alcohol pricing | The Scotsman

Health experts have called on countries across Europe to follow Scotland’s lead in introducing alcohol minimum pricing as they recommended daily consumption levels equivalent to less than a small bottle of beer. Specialists from the World Health Organisation (WHO), meeting in Edinburgh, said that while it was too early to gauge the impact of minimum […]

Health expert calls for minimum alcohol pricing across Europe | The National

Health expert calls for minimum alcohol pricing across Europe | The National

Professor Jurgen Rehm, an adviser to the World Health Organisation (WHO), suggested people should drink no more than one unit of alcohol per day. Speaking at a joint meeting on alcohol and health being held in Edinburgh, led by the WHO and the Alcohol Policy Network in Europe, Rehm said minimum pricing is serious “ammunition” […]

Alcohol sales up four per cent since minimum pricing | Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

Alcohol sales up four per cent since minimum pricing | Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

Six months after the introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland, data emerges in dribs and drabs. We’ll have to wait for at least a year for official data on alcohol-related deaths, although we may get some modelled estimates and propaganda from the ‘public health’ lobby before then. In the meantime, various sales figures have been […]

Surge in Buckfast sales blamed on minimum pricing ‘trade off’ from ciders | HeraldScotland

Surge in Buckfast sales blamed on minimum pricing ‘trade off’ from ciders | HeraldScotland

IT was a landmark pricing policy designed to transform Scotland’s troublesome relationship with alcohol. But nearly six months after minimum unit pricing (MUP) was introduced, a spike in demand for Buckfast has led to claims that problem drinkers are switching from high-strength ciders to the potent tonic wine. An overall surge in alcohol revenues from […]

Northern Territories minimum unit pricing faces backlash | The Shout

Northern Territories minimum unit pricing faces backlash | The Shout

The Northern Territory became the first jurisdiction to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) on 1 October, as part of the Northern Territory Alcohol Harm Minimisation Plan 2018-19, and retailers are already facing consumer backlash. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Natasha Fyles, issued a media statement suggesting that some retailers may have been unfairly marking up […]

Minimum unit pricing in England is back under consideration | The Drinks Business

Minimum unit pricing in England is back under consideration | The Drinks Business

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, junior health minister Steve Brine said health officials carry out a “review of the evidence for minimum unit price in England,” as part of the government’s commitment to tackling problem drinking. “That’s why we are developing a new alcohol strategy,” he said. Scotland became the first country to […]

SNP’s new minimum alcohol pricing law has HUGE Amazon ‘loophole’ | Express

SNP’s new minimum alcohol pricing law has HUGE Amazon ‘loophole’ | Express

On the day the new legislation came into force north of the Border, we were able to purchase two boxes of drink for considerably less than it would now cost in Scotland. Our order from online shopping giant Amazon was dispatched from Doncaster in South Yorkshire, therefore avoiding the minimum price of 50p per unit […]

Minimum Pricing: English whisky shops near Scots border expect surge in customers | The Scotsman

Minimum Pricing: English whisky shops near Scots border expect surge in customers | The Scotsman

English whisky shops just south of the border are anticipating a surge in Scottish customers following the implementation’s of Scotland’s minimum alcohol pricing laws. Yesterday was a landmark day for Scots as retailers will now need to ensure a unit of alcohol is not priced below 50p. The moves comes as the Scottish Government attempt […]

Minimum alcohol pricing: Scotland’s elite have their priorities all wrong | The National

Minimum alcohol pricing: Scotland’s elite have their priorities all wrong | The National

At night there would be a special reception at Holyrood for those higher up the social ladder. This would include all the advisors and lobbying firms who filled their boots from the millions spent by the Scottish Government pushing its legislation through the courts and influencing broadcasters and newspapers. The champagne would be flowing at […]