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Weekly policy update - Osborne ignores warnings on alcohol

Posted 27/03/14

National News:
Osborne ignores warnings on alcohol 
Chancellor George Osborne has ignored advice from leading medics by abandoning above-inflation tax duties on alcohol. - read more...

Alcohol Action, Ireland - Campaigning for Change 
Alcohol Action Ireland’s seminar, Campaigning for Change – Evidence-based solutions for alcohol harm. - read more...

Drink Wise - Weekly Parliamentary Briefing 17 - 21 March 2014

Damning study on harmful drinking 
A quarter of Ireland's population have experienced some harm due to another person's drinking, a study has revealed - read more...

Largest alcohol seizure in Wales 
HM Revenue and Customs has seized over 169,000 litres of illicit alcohol, in what is believed to be the largest ever seizure of its kind in Wales on the eastern outskirts of Cardiff. - read more...

Light drinking 'is preterm risk' 
Even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging, say researchers in Leeds. - read more...

Regional News: 
PoundPub: A half pint will cost a quid at Stockton-on-Tees' new discount hostelry 
Alcohol campaigner Colin Shevells, director of Balance, said: "Drink is already too affordable, too available and too heavily promoted". - read more...

Launch Of Hartlepool Community Alcohol Partnership 
The Safer Hartlepool Partnership COMMUNITY ALCOHOL PARTNERSHIP (CAP) Project aims to reduce the harm caused to communities through underage consumption of alcohol, especially in public places. - read more...

International News:  
Strong support for tougher alcohol laws  
Support for hardline laws tackling alcohol-related violence and drunkenness has increased after a series of high-profile incidents in NSW, new research suggests. - read more...

Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions  
Alcohol contributes towards 4% of the world's disability adjusted life years, or years lost due to alcohol-related injury or death. -read more...

Lawmakers urge alcohol curbs on minors  
The European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) has voted on Monday (10 March) in favour of an EU proposal to reduce alcohol consumption by minors. - read more...