Peers back minimum price per alcohol unit if Scotland scheme works

This was in The Guardian in April: Introduction of 50p base rate should go ahead if it is shown to reduce excessive drinking, says Lords select committee peers. Minimum unit pricing for alcohol should be introduced across the UK if it proves a success in Scotland, a Lords committee has said. If the decision to … Continue reading Peers back minimum price per alcohol unit if Scotland scheme works

Judge rejects appeal against plans to introduce alcohol minimum unit pricing

So this post is a double celebration.¬† One major victory and one minor achievement ūüôā¬† The major victory is by the Scottish law courts and their battle with the Scottish Whisky Association regarding the implementation of minimum unit pricing.¬† Those of you who have read this blog for a while will know that I have … Continue reading Judge rejects appeal against plans to introduce alcohol minimum unit pricing

Welsh govt consults on minimum pricing plans

The Welsh Government have announced a consultation on its plans to introduce a 50 pence minimum unit price (MUP), which runs until December this year. The likely success of the draft Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill will still be reliant on the outcome of the current Scottish MUP battle,¬†still going through the … Continue reading Welsh govt consults on minimum pricing plans

Minimum unit price ’50 times more effective’ than alcohol floor price

A news story from the BBC News Introducing minimum pricing for alcohol would be up to 50 times more effective than current government policy, according to health researchers. Hundreds of deaths could be avoided every year with a minimum price for alcohol units, researchers estimated. The Department of Health said it was “taking action to … Continue reading Minimum unit price ’50 times more effective’ than alcohol floor price

Scotland: Industry, Health and Government make case for Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing

Health advocates, including doctors and nurses from Scotland and across Europe, find common cause with Scottish alcohol industry representatives in supporting the Scottish Government’s efforts to implement its Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) legislation. They call for global alcohol producers to drop their legal challenges to this policy that will save hundreds of lives of … Continue reading Scotland: Industry, Health and Government make case for Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing

Commons alcohol policy briefings

Thanks once again to Alcohol Policy UK for this information shared in April.¬† A spate of alcohol research briefings produced by the House of Commons Library have recently been released, suggesting continuing Government interest in alcohol’s impact on society.¬† An expectation of the need to tackle alcohol harms now seems further embedded amongst the general … Continue reading Commons alcohol policy briefings

Changing Scotland’s Relationship to Alcohol

Coverage from Alcohol Policy UK of the new report from Alcohol Focus about changing Scotland’s relationship to alcohol and recommendations for further action. A new report has been released by Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) calling for bold action by the Scottish Government as it prepares to refresh its national alcohol strategy. Download¬†Changing Scotland’s Relationship with … Continue reading Changing Scotland’s Relationship to Alcohol

#alcoholfreekids

This was released by Alcohol Focus Scotland earlier this month.¬†¬† In the report leading academics and health experts outline how the Scottish Government can reduce the unacceptably high levels of alcohol marketing that children and young people are exposed to. (#alcoholfreekids) Removing alcohol adverts from streets and public transport, and phasing out alcohol sponsorship in … Continue reading #alcoholfreekids

Public Health England publish review of evidence on alcohol

This summary report was published by Alcohol Research UK in December.¬† It looked at Public Health England’s new published review of evidence on alcohol. Public Health England has published a review of international evidence on alcohol policy and harm reduction.¬† The new report, based on almost two years of research and analysis, addresses a number … Continue reading Public Health England publish review of evidence on alcohol