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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 […]

Watch: Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland | Euronews

Watch: Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland | Euronews

Let’s say you have a drinking problem — as a nation — and, let’s say, as the government, you wanted to do something about that. What are your options? There’s restricting alcohol or banning alcohol sales, there’s taxation which raised prices on all alcohol. But come May 1st, Scotland will become the first country to […]

Alison Douglas: I welcome minimum unit pricing for alcohol | The Scotsman

Alison Douglas: I welcome minimum unit pricing for alcohol | The Scotsman

The historic introduction of Minimum Unit ­Pricing (MUP) of ­alcohol is just weeks away and will mark a significant turning point in ­Scotland’s damaging relationship with drink. When this life-saving ­policy comes into effect on May 1, the positive impact on the nation’s health will be felt in a matter of months. In the first […]

Stock Spirits Boosts Payout Amid Improved Trading In Key Poland Market | London South East

Stock Spirits Boosts Payout Amid Improved Trading In Key Poland Market | London South East

“2017 was a year of stabilisation for Stock Spirits, and one in which we embedded the significant changes accomplished in 2016,” Stock Spirits Chief Executive Officer Mirek Stachowicz said. “Turning around the performance in our largest market, Poland, was the group’s top priority during the year and, through a combination of strategic investment, realigned pricing […]

Alcohol minimum unit pricing could be delayed by Brexit and North’s political crisis | Irish Times

Alcohol minimum unit pricing could be delayed by Brexit and North’s political crisis | Irish Times

The introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol could be delayed because of Brexit and the failure to re-establish the Northern Ireland Executive, the Dáil has heard. The Government hoped to introduce the measure at the same time as in the North to ensure the same price per unit of alcohol on both sides of […]

Should minimum calorie pricing be considered? | The Student

Should minimum calorie pricing be considered? | The Student

Following the announcement on Wednesday 15 November that the UK Supreme Court is backing the plans for the Scottish government to introduce minimum unit pricing on alcohol, should similar measures be considered for calorie consumption? The Scottish government had approved legislation five years ago to introduce a 50p-per-unit minimum on alcohol, but it had been […]

Alcohol prices: National Alcohol Strategy suggests floor pricing for standard drinks | news.com.au

Alcohol prices: National Alcohol Strategy suggests floor pricing for standard drinks | news.com.au

WINE lovers and young drinkers would be hardest hit by a government proposal to increase booze prices. A draft strategy released by federal government ministers, which aims to significantly reduce Australians’ alcohol consumption, has recommended a “minimum floor price” for alcohol. The pricing plan would prevent the cost of all alcoholic drinks from dropping below […]

Supreme Court to rule on minimum pricing legal challenge | STV News

Supreme Court to rule on minimum pricing legal challenge | STV News

The UK’s highest court is to rule on a legal challenge over plans to use minimum pricing for alcohol to improve public health in Scotland. The Scottish Government has faced a years-long battle to introduce the legislation, which would create a minimum unit price for alcohol of at least 50p. The Supreme Court’s seven justices […]

Top judges to rule on minimum pricing plans for alcohol in Scotland | BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Top judges to rule on minimum pricing plans for alcohol in Scotland | BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Seven Supreme Court justices will announce their findings on Wednesday after hearing argument from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) that minimum unit pricing (MUP) is ”disproportionate” and illegal under European law. A lawyer representing the SWA argued at a hearing in London in July that there were better ways to achieve the Scottish Government’s aim. Aidan O’Neill QC told […]

Senators warn of job losses over minimum alcohol pricing | Irish Examiner

Senators warn of job losses over minimum alcohol pricing | Irish Examiner

The Government is amending the Public Health Alcohol Bill so that small shops can still show drink products without covering them up, a chief concern among mainly Government senators. Mr Harris told the Seanad that with current cheap alcohol prices, a woman could reach her weekly recommended intake of drink for €4.90 while a man […]