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Weekly News Update: Minimum price plan to end cheap alcohol sales

Posted 30/11/12

National news

Minimum price plan to end cheap alcohol sales
Ministers are proposing a minimum price of 45p a unit for the sale of alcohol in England and Wales as part of a drive to tackle problem drinking.  Click here for more...

Alcohol Research UK’s initial response to the Alcohol Strategy consultation
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AHA calls on Government to set alcohol minimum price of 50p per unit
The Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) has called on the Government to set a minimum alcohol price of 50p per unit to tackle problems caused by cheap drink.  Click here for more...

Minimum pricing needs to be part of a wider strategy
LGA media release: 28 November 2012.  Click here for more...

Cabinet split over plan to introduce alcohol levy
Ministers are locked in a row over plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol of around 45p a unit in an attempt to tackle binge drinking. Click here for more...

Minimum Alcohol Price: Doubts Measures Will Cut Binge Drinking
Public opinion is sceptical that the Government's controversial plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol of at least 40p a unit, is likely to bring about an immediate drop in alcohol consumption, new research has suggested.  Click here for more...

Alcohol and automotive industries create the most engagement on Facebook
In recent report released by Socialbakers, an analysis looked at pages with more than 10,000 Fans for the third quarter with Alcohol and Automotive related companies as the leaders for engagement on the site.  Click here for more...
 

Regional news

Signing up to back rise in booze price
A campaign to raise the minimum price of alcohol has been given a helping hand by people in South Tyneside.  Click here for more...

Sunderland pub boss wants minimum price set for drinks
A pub boss has called on the Government to bring in minimum pricing per unit of booze. Click here for more...

‘Give our pubs a fighting chance’
A South Tyneside brewery boss is calling on the Government to bring in minimum unit-pricing for booze. Click here for more...

Cash boost for young people’s alcohol awareness projects
Young people and young people’s groups in Hartlepool are being urged to dip into a cash pool for projects to raise awareness of alcohol-related issues among young people.  Click here for more...


International news

Alcohol warning labels by 2014: parliamentary inquiry (Aus)
Health warning labels will be added to alcohol products and advertisements by January 2014 if the federal government adopts a recommendation by a parliamentary inquiry.  Click here for more...