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Balance Update: Call to raise tax on cheap cider

Posted 17/02/17


Call to raise tax on cheap cider
Ahead of this year’s Budget, Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is calling on the Chancellor to increase the duty on cheap, high-strength white cider. 
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It's time for a flat tax on alcohol - health campaigners can drink to that
Alcohol can cause problems and there are good reasons to tax it, but Britain’s system of alcohol duty makes no sense. Click here to read more...

12 cans of Heineken for €20
This is how minimum pricing could affect your pocket
The new Public Health (Alcohol) Bill has been under consideration by the government since late 2015 but has not yet been enacted. 
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EU urged to roll out car breathalyser ‘alcolocks’ stopping drink drivers to cut alcohol-related deaths
The EU could be poised to back the introduction of a radical new measure to prevent drivers starting their car engine while drunk, in a bid to reduce alcohol-related deaths on Europe’s roads.  Click here to read more...

Strong alcohol policies protect against drunk driving deaths among young people
BOSTON- Stronger alcohol policies protect young people from dying in crashes caused by drunk driving according to researchers at Boston Medical Center. The study, which is published online in the journal Pediatrics, supports the importance of comprehensive alcohol control policies to reduce the number of young people who die in alcohol-related crashes. Click here to read more....

Pupils with alcoholic parents are 'Britain's biggest secret scandal', MPs warn
Politicians launch manifesto demanding that the government takes urgent steps to protect young victims of alcoholism.  Click here to read more...

Could your bottle of beer soon carry scary, cigarette-style warning labels?
The Health Minister will get the power to set the size of warnings on alcohol products.   Click here to read more...


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