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Balance Update: Minimum alcohol pricing cuts serious crime

Posted 03/07/15

Regional:

Gateshead health timebomb triggered by alcohol related problems
Alcohol-related problems are costing Gateshead £82.9million a year - or £433 for every resident.   Click here to read more...

National:

HMRC seizes alcohol in crackdown
A six-week crackdown has resulted in more than 550,000 litres of beer, wine and spirits being seized, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced.
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Peer urges import ban on powdered alcohol
Ministers have been urged to ban imports of powdered alcohol as part of a crackdown on so-called legal highs. Click here to read more...

Government urged by North East campaigners to re-think its alcohol policy
The Government has been urged to re-think its alcohol policy by North East health and crime campaigners after the spectacular success of an initiative in Canada.   Click here to read more...

Booze-lovers shouldn't drink ANY alcohol after experts found cancer link
Breast cancer is found to be the disease most likely to be triggered by booze and medics are calling for the government to provide stronger guidelines.  Click here to read more...

Minimum alcohol pricing cuts serious crime, study reveals
Imposing a minimum unit price for alcohol leads to a dramatic fall in drink-related crime, including murders, sexual assaults and drink-driving, a new study shows.  Click here to read more...
 
Balance calls on Chancellor to protect children by increasing duty on sprits
CAMPAIGNERS in the North-East are urging the Government to protect youngsters by increasing duty on spirits in the emergency Budget. Click here to read more...

Booze Britain: Drink-related hospital admissions double in a decade
HOSPITAL admissions due to drink have doubled in a decade.   Click here to read more...

Call to ban booze ads during sports
Alcohol advertising should be banned during sports broadcasts before 8.30pm and a minimum floor price on booze should be adopted.   Click here to read more...

UK alcohol market returns to growth
The WSTA’s Q2 2015 Market Report shows that the UK alcohol market has returned to growth following years of continuous decline. The report shows modest growth in off trade volumes and a slowing of the decline in the on trade, resulting in overall volume growth for the first time in five years.  Click here to read more...

Men spend almost twice as much as women on alcohol in the on-trade – report
Research by the online offers site vouchercodes.co.uk shows man spend on average twice as much as women on on-trade drinking and clubbing.  Click here to read more...

Liverpool John Moores University wins Alcohol Impact award for efforts to slash binge drinking
Efforts to cut the amount of binge drinking done by students has earned Liverpool John Moores University a pat on the back from the Home Office.  Click here to read more...

Events/Reports:

Monthly newsletter from Alcohol Focus Scotland

SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems)

Alcohol data from HSCIC