The Welsh Government have announced a consultation on its plans to introduce a 50 pence minimum unit price (MUP). The consultation is set to run until December this year.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Alcohol Harm has today launched an Inquiry into the ‘Impact of alcohol on the Emergency Services’. The Inquiry will examine the way in which alcohol-related incidents and injuries place a strain on emergency services in the United Kingdom and how this impacts UK emergency workers and their ability to carry out their jobs.
In May global leaders adopted the NCDs Global Action Plan at the World Health Assembly. The next step is to make the plan a reality. For that we need a global coordination mechanism that truly caters for the unique scale of the NCD epidemic, with the capacity and legitimacy to mobilise resources and coordinate multi-sectoral action on NCDs.
We simply need to ensure that alcohol is not dealt with like it was an ordinary commodity. Alcohol is no ordinary commodity. And so we, together and heart driven, need to ensure that our decision-makers put people over profit and give higher consideration to Human Rights than to the interests of corporations, like Big Alcohol.
Our final contribution to the last round of informal consultations concerning the NCDs GAP…