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Balance Update: Time to turn off tap on cheap alcohol?

Posted 19/12/14

National:

Research reveals extent of heavy drinking in UK workforce
More than half of UK employees (57 per cent) regularly drink alcohol to excess with damaging consequences for their health and workforce productivity, research has found.
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Time to turn off tap on cheap alcohol?
The decision to proceed with a minimum unit pricing (MUP) policy for alcohol in Northern Ireland reflects the increasing conviction of policymakers of the effectiveness of price in the fight against alcohol harm. The challenge to Scotland’s bid to introduce an MUP of 50 pence remains tied up in the European courts, but there is confidence that this challenge by the drinks industry will be overcome. Click here to read more...

Low-alcohol beer is back, and it's lager than life!
Low and non-alcoholic beers were last popular during the prohibition era in the United States. Now, against a backdrop of declining alcohol consumption, they are enjoying a surge in sales.  Click here to read more...

Estimation of price elasticities of demand for alcohol in the UK
Analysis to estimate the price elasticities of demand for different types of alcohol in both the on- and the off-trade in the UKClick here to read more...

UK industry hits alcohol unit pledge ahead of schedule
The UK alcoholic drinks industry has delivered on an alcohol-unit reduction pledge two years early, according to a new report.  Click here to read more...

Booze binge shock: Almost half of Scots teens binge-drinking by age of 14
NEW research has shown that 45 per cent of Scots teens have experienced binge-drinking by the age of 14 and that they prefer spirits above the beer favoured by kids in Poland and Germany.  Click here to read more...

International:

Call for ban on alcohol advertising at sport events
The Government has been told to end alcohol sponsorship of sports clubs and ban any advertising of beer, wine and spirits during televised matches by a ministerial forum.
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