Minimum Pricing

CAMRA U-turn over minimum unit alcohol pricing

CAMRA U-turn over minimum unit alcohol pricing

By Michelle Perrett

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has been forced to make a U-turn over its support for alcohol minimum pricing after a ruling by members at its AGM earlier this month.


Minimum pricing: It's difficult to speak with one voice

By Rob Willock

It was an interesting coalition of a dozen industry leaders who put their name to a letter published in the Daily Telegraph last week urging Prime Minister David Cameron to stick to his previously announced plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol.

Pre-loading: many young people are approaching a night out differently by drinking more before leaving home

Minimum pricing: will damage limitation work?

By Poppleston Allen

There has been much recent publicity concerning difficulties the UK on-trade is experiencing in competing in a marketplace where most alcohol sold is now consumed at home.


Minimum pricing won’t make alcohol expensive

By Mark Daniels

So I seem to have spent much of the last ten days fending off questions from customers about just what the Minimum Price legislation would mean to them. It’s amusing to watch how a little bit of pub maths and a lot of hyperbole can make somebody’s perception...


Minimum pricing, maximum uncertainty

By Rob Willock

Minimum pricing for alcohol is a divisive issue. We’ve covered the matter from various angles over the past year and featured opinion articles from people both for and against its introduction.


Minimum pricing and a divided drinks industry

Whether it actually happens or not, the debate around minimum unit pricing continues to make all sorts of waves and has exposed many of the deeper political questions that underlie alcohol policy.

'Minimum pricing could have adverse impact on pubs,' says Rob Willock

Six clichés of uncertainty

By Rob Willock

When several national newspapers simultaneously run a story saying the prime minister is committed to minimum pricing for alcohol, you can be pretty sure the policy is on its way in one form or another.

Minimum pricing 'would deter pre-loading'

Minimum pricing 'would deter pre-loading'

By Gurjit Degun

Minimum pricing would reduce pre-loading among young people on cheap supermarket alcohol, the charity Alcohol Focus Scotland has told a committee of MSPs in Scottish Parliament.

Minimum pricing 'will cut consumption'

Minimum pricing 'will cut consumption'

The introduction of a minimum pricing policy for the sale of alcohol could see a significant reduction in consumption, according to researchers in Canada.

Pubs could have much to fear from minimum pricing, says Mark Daniels

Minimum Pricing Could Go Horribly Wrong For Pubs

By Mark Daniels

So that was Christmas. Another year over, a new one just begun. And all that jazz. What with the collapse of capitalism and the Mayan prophecy of doom, 2012 is stacking up to be a good year.

Phil Mellows: Pondering over minimum pricing

Pricing us out of an alcohol problem?

By Phil Mellows

It must be that time of year. We’re getting deluged with alcohol-related stories and studies. There really ought to be a recommended limit for consuming this kind of stuff.

Borel: VAT cut will happen

‘Use VAT to combat cheap drinks’

By PMA Team

Trade leaders have urged the Government to use VAT as the lever to level the playing field with the cheap supermarket deals and combat binge drinking rather than follow Scotland’s lead on minimum pricing.

Scotland: test arena for minimum pricing

SNP prepares for minimum pricing

By Michelle Perrett

A minimum pricing law could be introduced in Scotland as early as April next year, following the landslide victory of the Scottish National Party...