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Weekly news update: Majority of publicans want minimum alcohol pricing

Posted 17/05/13

National news:

Majority of publicans want minimum alcohol pricing
More than 70pc of publicans want the government to introduce a minimum price for alcohol to help pubs hurt by competition from cheaper off-licences, according to a new survey.  Click here for more...

Alyn Smith: Whisky association must accept a sound judgment 
The European Commission supports Scotland’s legal victory in its fight on minimum pricing.  Click here for more...

JD Wetherspoon boss tells pubs to focus on tax fight
THE chairman of pub company JD Wetherspoon has urged publicans to focus on fighting for tax equality with supermarkets instead of pinning their hopes on securing a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol.  Click here for more...

Conference 2013 ‘Alcohol and British Society’
Click here for full videos of all the presentations 

International news:

Strategies to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms and Costs in Canada:A Comparison of Provincial Policies
Ontario scored highly on controlling the availability of alcohol, on strategies to deter drinking and driving and policies that regulate alcohol advertising and marketing practices, which were areas other provinces needed to improve upon.  Click here for more...

EuroCare: European Alcohol Policy Alliance
Newsletter May 2013.  Click here for more....

Why South Africa's proposed advertising ban matters
Because of the high numbers of abstainers in many African countries, South Africa's proposed ban on alcohol advertising is an appropriate response.  Click here for more...