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Weekly News Summary -Newcastle Council introduce alcohol minimum price

Posted 05/09/13

National News:

Newcastle council introduces alcohol minimum pricing
Newcastle City Council has introduced a minimum unit price condition for all new licences and applications for licence variation across the on and off-trade. - read more

The Scottish Government remains committed to introducing minimum pricing per unit of alcohol -read more  

A missing trick: Non-alcoholic beer
Why non-alcoholic beer could be a golden market in the UK’s capital - read more

Alcohol control measures being finalised
Labour's Junior Minister for Health, Alex White, is in the process of finalising new legislation to overhaul how alcohol is controlled in Ireland. - read more 

WSTA's Miles Beale urges trade to do more following minimum pricing success  
Miles Beale, the chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Asssociation, sets out a series of fresh challenges to the drinks industry on today’s Harpers.co.uk following the success of its campaign to prevent the introduction of minimum unit pricing on alcohol. - read more 

Store wins battle over alcohol sales 
Morrissons has been given the green light to sell alcohol at its new store in Wroughton despite a huge outcry from local residents - read more

New funding opportunity: Alcohol Research UK Flagship Grant
Alcohol Research UK will co-fund research with the MRC and ESRC to explore the link between harms caused by alcohol and drinking behaviours - read more

International News:
Alcohol companies accused of targeting underage drinkers on social media
Researchers at the University of Western Sydney say alcohol companies are using social media platforms to aggressively promote their products to young people - read more 

Higher alcohol prices kick in midnight - Bangkok
Drinkers are going to face higher prices on beer, wine and liquor after midnight Tuesday, following cabinet approval on new alcohol tax rates. - read more