Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland to start in May

Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland to start in May
 

Scotland will introduce minimum pricing for alcohol on 1 May next year, the Scottish government has announced.
The move will raise the cost of the strongest, cheapest alcohol by setting a minimum price per unit.
Health Secretary Shona Robison told MSPs that she expected the price to be set at 50p-per-unit, but this will be subject to a consultation.
She said the measure was needed to tackle the "devastation" caused by cheap, high-strength alcohol.
The 50p-per-unit minimum would raise the price of the cheapest bottle of red wine (9.4 units of alcohol) to £4.69, while a four-pack of... read more

 
21 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 41
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