Minimum Price

Supermarkets: alcohol sold cheaply

Government keen on alcohol minimum pricing

By Ewan Turney

The Government has given its clearest indication yet that a minimum price on alcohol could be on its way. Health secretary Andy Burnham told the...

Simmonds: speaking out against minimum pricing

BBPA: minimum price would be ineffective

By Ewan Turney

A minimum price on alcohol would be "ineffective" and policies to deal with alcohol abuse must be "smarter" than targeting everyone — that's the...

Pile it high, sell it cheap: supermarkets are under fire

MPs: it's war on cheap supermarket alcohol

By Ewan Turney

MPs have declared war on the cheap supermarket alcohol, which they say is blighting Britain and damaging community pubs. Introducing a minimum unit price on alcohol is an action that must be taken, the Health Committee said.

Minimum pricing: could save 3,000 lives a year, report will say

MPs set to recommend minimum pricing

By Ewan Turney

A Health Committee Select Report is set to recommend introducing a minimum price of 50p a unit on alcoholic drinks. The Committee issues a report on...

Parliament: new report on minimum pricing in January

MPs to renew minimum price plea

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

The issue of the minimum price of alcohol is to return to the fore next month when a committee of influential MPs is set to publish its findings on...

Southampton ends minimum price plan

Southampton ends minimum price plan

By Ewan Turney

Plans to introduce a minimum price on alcoholic drinks in Southampton have fizzled out. A group of 21 licensees from pubs, bars and clubs in the Bedford Place area of Southampton met this week to discuss introducing a minimum price of £1.50.

WSTA's Jeremy Beadles: Measures unwelcome

Scotland presses ahead with minimum pricing

By Gemma McKenna

The Scottish Government has published its controversial Alcohol Bill, which will give ministers powers to impose a minimum price, introduce a new tax...

Minimum pricing: debate rumbles on

EC: minimum pricing is illegal

By Ewan Turney

The European Commission has stated that it believes minimum pricing is illegal — the case relates to minimum price on cigarettes.

Minimum price: dividing the trade

'Minimum price on alcohol won't work'

By Ewan Turney

A minimum price on alcohol would force up prices for the majority of responsible drinkers and do nothing to tackle problems, says the BRC.

Scots are hoping to stamp out cheap supermarket alcohol with a minimum price

OFT warns on minimum pricing

By Ewan Turney

A minimum price on alcohol could damage competition and reduce innovation in the retail sector, the boss of the Office of Fair Trading has warned.

Oldham wants a ban on happy hours

Oldham wants 75p minimum price

By Ewan Turney

Hard-line restrictions on trading in Oldham will not be required if all bars agree to a minimum price of 75p a unit, council officials have told Panorama. The pub trade, happy hours and minimum pricing are all back in the spotlight in tonight's show.

Craik: called for a minimum price of 80p a unit of alcohol

Top cop: ban all alcohol advertising

By John Harrington

A senior influential policeman has called for a minimum price of 80p per unit on alcohol and a complete ban on all alcohol advertising. Mike Craik,...

Minimum pricing: arguments for and against heard at Westminster debate

Trade split over minimum pricing

By Gemma McKenna

Trade leaders are still divided over the issue of implementing a minimum price per unit of alcohol, a parliamentary debate today heard. David Poley,...

Keeble: in favour of minimum pricing

'Min price doesn't breach competition law'

By Ewan Turney

The Government could set a minimum price for alcohol without breaching competition law — that's the view of Labour MP Sally Keeble who hopes to win...

Bill was unveiled at No10 today

Minimum pricing meeting blasted

By Ewan Turney

One attendee has blasted the meeting at 10 Downing Street on minimum pricing as "nothing more than a tea party" — the meeting was called to discuss a new Alcohol Sales Bill, which proposes minimum pricing.

Bill proposes introduction of minimum pricing

Minimum price bill unveiled today

By Ewan Turney

A new private members' bill proposing a minimum price on alcohol is to be unveiled to trade leaders at 10 Downing Street today, the Morning...

Speculation rife over minimum pricing

Speculation rife over minimum pricing

By Ewan Turney

The Government is set to introduce a minimum price of £1 for a can of beer in shops, according to the Sunday People. The paper reported that the...

MPs to consider minimum pricing

MPs to consider minimum pricing

By Ewan Turney

MPs are to hold talks on the possibility of implementing a minimum price policy on alcohol. The All Party Parliamentary Beer Group is holding a...