Tagged: Alcohol Taxation

BLOG: Towards Alcohol Laws In Gulu: Low Hanging Fruit?

Armed with the collection of our community’s stories about the impact of alcohol, we sat outside the office of Gulu’s District Chairperson. We waited amongst a mixed assortment of people: three Ugandan men in fancy suits, an Indian man clutching some business cards, a woman in a frayed skirt and bare feet…

REPORT: Designing Alcohol Taxes: Evidence From The UK Market

This column argues that variation in preferences for different products and in price responsiveness across heavy and light alcohol users provides scope to improve welfare by varying tax rates across alcohol products. The proposed framework is well suited to addressing other sources of external costs, such as obesity…

NEWS: Ghana: National Alcohol Policy Launched

A national policy to regulate the production, distribution, sale, advertisement and consumption of alcohol has been launched in Accra, Ghana’s capital…

BLOG: Taxation In East Africa: Why Governments Need Alcohol Taxes

The Public good and public health approach needs to be recognized when considering alcohol taxation. The case of South Africa shows that evidence-based alcohol policy measures, like taxation, can help improve social well being and the economy…

NEWS: Finland: €2 Million Unpaid Alcohol Taxes

Following investigation, Finnish customs net nearly two million euros in unpaid alcohol taxes from online stores
Online liquor sellers have had to fork out more than €2 million in unpaid taxes to Finnish Customs. The payout follows intense scrutiny of online retailers selling alcoholic beverages in Finland. This is only the tip of the iceberg of tax avoidance…