It seems you only have to turn on your TV these days to be treated to a new tale of woe about the health consequences of alcohol. Whether it’s Alistair Campbell’s piece on middle-class alcoholism or national treasure Joan Bakewell on drinking among ‘oldies’,...
Local authorities should use planning powers to encourage a “dispersal” of bars and clubs aimed at 18 to 24-year-olds to tackle binge drinking – that’s the findings of research by a social policy research charity.
The alcohol industry is in the "last chance saloon" and should face heavier regulation if it does not take action to discourage dangerous drinking, a report by MPs will warn, claims the Sunday Telegraph.
The Government is to produce an Impact Assessment on the effect of minimum pricing on the industry and other affected parties in the coming months, Home Office minister James Brokenshire has told Parliament.
The Government has defended claims that introducing an alcohol minimum price of 40p per unit is a "using a sledge hammer to crack a nut", saying that evidence shows that alcohol consumption is price sensitive.
The drink debate is firmly on the agenda in pubs, clubs, doctors’ surgeries and even the House of Commons bar, where it could be said that low prices encourage our stressed MPs to binge at the taxpayers’ expense.