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.
Shop servers’ experience of alcohol-related issues and interventions in socially contrasting neighbourhoods
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. [...]
I promised to send you further information to assist in your Inquiry into the evidence base for alcohol advice. We discussed ways of increasing public awareness of the guidelines: In England, alcohol has been integrated into the wider Change4Life brand. The role for a Change4Life alcohol campaign is to communicate the health harms of excessive [...]
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 [...]
Bottles of lager are being sold for less than 50p each as the supermarket price war blows retailer promises to tackle binge drinking out of the water.Asda is selling large ‘fridge packs’ of Budweiser, which include 24 bottles of 300ml, for just £11 under Rollback price cutting scheme. The reduction from the normal price of [...]
Prof Nick Heather, of Alcohol Research UK, said current guidelines which stipulate people’s average drinking habits fail to tackle the problem of binge drinking. He told MPs there should be two types of limit, one which dictates how much people can safely drink “on average” and one which should “stipulate an amount that should never [...]
The Commons Science and Technology Committee holds its first session examining the evidence base relating to guidelines on alcohol consumption and looking at how well the guidelines are communicated to the public. Parliament TV: The evidence base for alcohol guidelines Inquiry: The evidence base for alcohol guidelines Science and Technology Committee Wednesday 12 October 2011, [...]
UK drinkers regularly consume alcohol in excess of guideline limits; alcohol consumption and binge drinking are also known to have increased in recent years. One reason for this is the availability of low-cost alcoholic beverages. The introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol has been proposed as a means to reduce alcohol consumption in the UK.