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Weekly policy update - Osborne scraps alcohol duty escalator

Posted 20/03/14

National News:
Alcohol related brain damage 'affects young people'  
The director of drinks charity Alcohol Concern Cymru has said his organisation is seeing younger people being affected by alcohol related brain damage. -read more...  

DrinkWise - Weekly Parliamentary Briefing  
 
Putting alcohol and fizzy drinks at the end of supermarket aisles DOES make us buy more.
Supermarkets could be blocked from putting sugary drinks and alcohol in premium eye-catching positions in a bid to curb consumption. - read more...   

Minimum alcohol price 'could cut child suicides', inquiry says  
A study of 34 such deaths between 2006 and 2012 found drug and alcohol use was a factor in a number of cases. - read more...   

Alcohol 'cheaper in shops than nine years ago'  
A comparison of special offers shows you could buy drink more cheaply last weekend than during the St Patrick's festivities in 2005, the Vintners Federation of Ireland has said. - read more...
 
Illegal alcohol and cigarettes seized in Harrow 
A hundred of litres of illegal booze and thousands of cigarettes were seized following a raid by officers from HM Revenue and Customs.. - read more...

Research Supports Alcohol Abstinence Advice Pre-Conception 
Women who consume alcohol before pregnancy and during the first two trimesters are at increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. - read more...  

Regional News:
Osborne decision to scrap alcohol duty escalator "staggering" as alcohol-related hospital admissions double
 
Regional campaigners who have called for a minimum pricing policy to curb sales of the cheapest types of alcohol have criticised the Chancellor’s freeze on price increases for booze. - read more...

International News:
Alcohol Law Enforcement searches for new strategies after budget cuts 

Despite cuts to the Alcohol Law Enforcement program, North Carolina is looking for new ways to combat underage drinking — and the $1.5 billion it costs the state every year. - read more...

Communities battle supermarkets over alcohol sales  
Small communities trying to restrict the sale of alcohol are fighting a losing battle against supermarkets which want to extend their opening hours. - read more...

ICC Adopts New Framework for Alcohol Advertising  
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released its ‘Framework For Responsible Marketing Communications of Alcohol’. - read more...