Tagged: Minimum Unit Price

NEWS: EU: Portugal Opposes MUP in Wales

Portugal opposes Welsh minimum alcohol price law, doing the dirty work for the alcohol industry.
The Portuguese government has expressed concerns on a “detailed opinion”wines from Portugal would be discriminated against in Wales as consequence of plans to introduce a minimum price of alcohol (MUP). Portugal has warned the plans could have “direct implications” on the free trade rules of the EU market.
The Welsh Government plans to an MUP of 50p per unit. Consequently, a bottle of wine sold in Wales could cost at least £4.69. The new MUP was set to come into effect this summer but has been delayed because of Portugal’s intervention…

REPORT: Australia: The Effects of Alcohol Pricing Policies

While examining the heterogeneous effects of price policy across population subgroups, this study will provide the first comprehensive estimates of the likely impacts of alcohol price changes on health inequalities. The study will also provide sophisticated economic analyses of the impact of price policy changes…

NEWS: Scotland: Improved Health since Alcohol MUP

A year since the introduction of minimum unit price on alcohol Scotland is showing promising effects in improvement of health. The National Post reports health outcomes are improving and a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness will come out in June.Scotland introduced the minimum unit price of 50p on alcohol last year. The government aims to keep this price under review and increase it if necessary in the coming years…

NEWS: Ireland: Minister Urged To Resist Big Alcohol Lobbying

Calls on Minister of Health mount to defend Alcohol Bill and to resist alcohol industry lobbying
The Minister for Health has been urged to resist attempts by the alcohol industry to introduce amendments to forthcoming bill on the sale and marketing of alcohol in Ireland…

NEWS: Addiction Crisis, USA: Raise Alcohol Taxes

Alcohol abuse is a fast-growing problem in the United States. And it is largely ignored. Higher taxes on beer, wine and liquor could help tackle the problem, writes the editorial board of Bloomberg View…

NEWS: Ireland: Super Cheap Alcohol Fuels Harm

Alcohol Action Ireland is calling on the Irish government to retain the current level of excise duty, to introduce a Social Responsibility levy on all alcohol and demands the immediate enactment of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill including the Minimum Unit Pricing measure. The calls come among rising consumption fueled by super cheap alcohol generally preferred by young people and heaviest alcohol users…

NEWS: Ireland: MUP May Pass Soon

Minimum Unit Pricing is set to pass during upcoming parliamentary session in Ireland
Legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol could pass all stages of both Houses of the Oireachtas in the coming session, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said…

NEWS: UK: Cheap Alcohol Fuels Inequalities

The BBC reports that “alcohol-linked deaths are 54% higher in Scotland” than in the rest of the United Kingdom. NHS Health Scotland reports annually about the nation’s relationship with alcohol – compiling evidence on sales, price, consumption, deaths and hospital admissions data. The report highlighted tremendous inequalities…

NEWS: Ireland: Attorney General To Examine Alcohol Bill

The draft alcohol bill has stalled yet again after a number of its provisions were contested
The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, which includes the introduction of “booze curtains”, is met with aggressive from the alcohol industry fearing for their profits and has been delayed…