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Balance Update: Budget 2015: penny off a pint draws criticism

Posted 20/03/15

Regional:

Budget 2015: penny off a pint draws criticism
CAMPAIGNERS hailed the Chancellor's third consecutive cut in beer duty as a "great day" for independent brewers, pubs and consumers. Click here to read more...

National:

Alcohol taxes drop in Chancellor’s Budget
He said that beer duty would be cut by 1p per pint, while cider, Scotch whisky and other spirits would get 2% cuts each. Wine duty was frozen.  Click here to read more...

Powdered Alcohol Is Now Legal — But Is It Safe?
A powdered form of alcohol called Palcohol is now approved for sale in the United States, but how safe is this product?  Click here to read more...

British Medical Association under fire for offering doctors cheap alcohol
The professional body has previously pledged support for minimum alcohol pricing. But last week, readers of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) received a £60 voucher from Naked Wines.  Click here to read more...

Unit of alcohol should cost €1 – the same as litre of milk, says liver disease expert
The minimum price of a unit of alcohol should be the same as a litre of milk at €1, a liver specialist at Beaumont Hospital has recommended.  Click here to read more...

Minimum Alcohol Pricing Will Reduce Deaths, Increase Revenue, Claims Study -
By putting a minimum price of €1 per unit on sales of alcohol, almost 200 fewer alcohol-related deaths will occur per year in Ireland and coffers of retailers will be booster by nearly €70m, according to a new Government-funded study. Click here to read more... 

Diageo to put 'per serving' calorie content on its alcohol 
The company said it believed existing lack of information led to “confusion” among consumers who wanted to know more.  Click here to read more...

 

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