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Balance Update: Call to end tax breaks on cheap cider

Posted 11/03/16

Regional:

Alcohol killing more Geordies than ever before as figures rocket on Tyneside
Alcohol related deaths are soaring in Newcastle as new figures reveal South Tyneside is not faring much better.  Click here to read more...

Call to end tax breaks on cheap cider
Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is calling on the Government to protect North-East children by ending tax breaks on cheap white cider.  Click here to read more...

National:

George Osborne urged to increase tax rate on strong cider
The Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) called on Chancellor George Osborne to announce tax rate rises for cider and spirits in his Budget this month. 
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Alcohol: 2.5 million people bust weekly limit in a day
About 2.5 million people in Britain - 9% of drinkers - consume more than the weekly recommended limit for alcohol in a single day, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. Click here to read more...

Government's own numbers show that alcohol is under-taxed
A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies, ‘Dereliction of Duty: Are UK alcohol taxes too low?’ claims that the Government’s own estimates of the social costs of alcohol imply that alcohol duty should be raised.  Click here to read more...

2.5m People In UK Break Weekly Alcohol Limit In Just One Day
About 2.5 million people in the UK drink their weekly alcohol limit in just one day, according to research.  Click here to read more... 

Stop advertising alcohol on public transport, urges report
Removing alcohol advertising from buses is a way for governments to take action, says Alcohol Advertising Review Board .  Click here to read more...

Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol Products
Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol products may soon be a reality in Ireland. The new Bill proposes to introduce a floor price for alcohol products based on their alcoholic strength.  Click here to read more...

 

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