The UK government addressed its Alcohol Strategy consultation yesterday by ditching controversial plans to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol, to applause from industry and outrage from health groups…
Parent’s adopting a zero tolerance policy on supplying alcohol to teenagers and children may cut the likelihood of college-age binge drinking later in life compared to more European attitudes on supervised access at restaurants or during family dinners,...
As Scotland moves a step nearer to potentially adopting new proposals on raising the legal drinking age at off-trade retail outlets, the European Union says it cannot impose similar mandatory regulation across the bloc.
Drink makers operating in the UK may face tighter sales restrictions on their products amidst concerns at an alleged rise in hospital admissions from alcohol, according to the country's public health minister.
The self-regulation of alcohol sales and promotion has come under new criticism by a leading alcohol charity within the UK, which claims that current licensing laws at pubs and bars are failing to prevent alcohol abuse in the country.
Amidst a growing raft of measures designed to combat alcohol abuse,
Scottish politicians are today expected to unveil new proposals to
raise the legal drinking age in the country to 21 at off-trade
retailers, according to press reports.
All EU governments should consider following the UK in increasing
tax on alcoholic beverages, though on the basis of charging alcohol
content rather than product definition, according to a senior
member of a European alcohol policy...
Though the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) claims to be winning the
fight to curb irresponsible consumption in its homeland, it has
called for more cooperation between industry and government to meet
responsible drinking aims.