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Weekly news update: Green King backs MUP

Posted 07/12/12

National news

For the first time in 20 years, Scots are drinking less
Alcohol consumption in Scotland has fallen for two years in a row, as the price of alcohol has increased, a new NHS report has shown for the first time.  Click here for more...

Minimum Price for Alcohol Saving Lives or Killing Savings?
International news
The UK government's proposal to introduce a 45 pence minimum charge on alcohol is now has been debated in Parliament. The proposal is now undergoing a 10 week Home Office consultation. It aims to reduce the levels of crime and illness related to alcohol.  Click here for more...

Research reveals why some teenagers more prone to binge drinking
New research helps explain why some teenagers are more prone to drinking alcohol than others.  Click here for more...

Greene King backs blow to cheap booze
Greene King boss Rooney Anand today came out strongly in favour of minimum pricing for alcohol, claiming cheap supermarket booze is killing the pub trade.  Click here for more...

IOM health chiefs propose 50p minimum price for alcohol
Isle of Man health officials have proposed a minimum price of 50p a unit for the sale of alcohol.  Click here for more...


International news

The European Commission publishes two important reports on alcohol marketing and young people (EU)
In November 2012, the European Commission published two important reports following presentation of the preliminary findings during the last meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum. Click here for more...

Sweden calls for an end to alcohol advertising on national television (Swe)
Today alcohol advertising is broadcasted on several Swedish TV channels even though there is a clear prohibition against alcohol advertising on radio and TV. By broadcasting from the UK, TV channels, so far, have managed to circumvent Swedish legislation.  Click here for more...

Alcohol brand owners might be allowed to advertise on Norwegian TV (Nor)
Norway is on the verge of involuntarily allowing the advertising of alcoholic beverages on television, contrary to the country’s strict alcohol policy. Click here for more...