Tuesday, 31 August 2010
CHEAP ALCOHOL CURB'S CALL
It's interesting to see that there has been a call for a UK-wide "floor price" for alcohol - which should be established to reduce consumption, and this according to a commission which was set up by the Scottish Labour Party. The alcohol commission has recommended a UK-wide ban on alcohol sales below the total cost of production, duty and VAT. The commission also said that consideration of a levy on alcohol retailers should also be considered, to help pay for alcohol-related services. The Scottish government, which wants to set a basic price per unit, said the report passed the buck to Westminster. Concerns about the damaging effects on health of rock bottom price cheap alcohol have been raised in Wales, lately last November. I wonder if we will hear a peep from the Con Dem's?