Alcohol Research UK has submitted its response to the Government’s Alcohol Strategy Consultation. We call for the proposed minimum unit price for alcohol to be set at 50p, and support the proposed ban on multibuy discounts. We also support the introduction of a public health objective for licensing, but call for further thought as to [...]
Alcohol Research UK supports the aim of the Alcohol Strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm in England and Wales.
We welcome the fact that the Government has considered the evidence demonstrating a relationship between cost, consumption and alcohol-related harm.
Participants were 60% slower to consume an alcoholic beverage from a straight glass compared to a curved glass. This may represent a modifiable target for public health interventions.
Shop servers’ experience of alcohol-related issues and interventions in socially contrasting neighbourhoods
Alcohol problems are concentrated in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and a shift in alcohol consumer patterns away from pubs towards the off-trade sector, makes its purchase cheaper and its consumption, largely unsupervised.
In an annual ritual as unchangeable as Christmas carols and fights with the in-laws, tens of thousands of us will spend part of this weekend wheeling our trolleys down the wines and spirits aisles and gazing with pleasure at the rows of glinting bottles. This year whisky, gin, vodka, rum and sticky seasonal oddities such [...]
The owners of Tennent’s Lager have re-iterated their support for minimum pricing for alcohol. Tennent Caledonian has sent a submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee consultation on the Scottish Government’s plans to bring in minimum unit pricing. It was the first major Scottish brewer to support the proposal in January 2010 when [...]
University researchers are to carry out a three-year study into the impact of minimum alcohol pricing on Scotland’s heaviest drinkers. Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh will examine whether patients with alcohol-related illnesses buy very cheap alcohol. The Scottish government has introduced a bill to set a minimum price for a unit of alcohol in Scotland. [...]
A ban on the sale of alcohol below a minimum price will be introduced in England and Wales from 6 April 2012. Shops and bars will not be able to sell drinks for less than the tax paid on them – a move the government says will cut crime. It works out as 38p for [...]
The Scottish government will make a second bid to bring in legislation which will result in a minimum price for a unit of alcohol. The first attempt was rejected by MSPs before last May’s Holyrood election. Here, is a look at the issues surrounding the on-going debate. What is happening today? The Scottish government will [...]
MPs have launched a scathing attack on the government’s Responsibility Deal, claiming voluntary agreements with the food and drink industry are proving inadequate in the battle against the nation’s alcohol and obesity problems. The powerful health select committee called on the Department of Health to draw up plans for regulation, without which, they claimed, the [...]