Scotland to set 50p minimum unit price for alcohol

Scotland to set 50p minimum unit price for alcohol
 

The Scottish government has recommended that the minimum price for a unit of alcohol should be set at 50p.
The minimum pricing scheme will come into force in May, after ministers won out in a lengthy legal battle.
Legislation was approved at Holyrood in 2012, but only cleared legal challenges in the Supreme Court in November 2017.
Health Secretary Shona Robison said a consultation had backed the planned 50p unit price, which will go before MSPs at Holyrood before it comes into force.
Minimum pricing is designed to cut the intake of problem drinkers by raising the price of the strongest,... read more

 
26 February 2018 in Regional, Views: 31
Source: BBC
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