Alcohol prices

Scots risk being hammered by further alcohol price hikes

SCOTS could face more alcohol price hikes under plans to revise the minimum unit price for alcohol policy. Public Health Minister Maree Todd today revealed details of the review after it was delayed by the pandemic. 1 A minimum unit price was introduced in Scotland in 2018Credit: Alamy A minimum price for alcohol sets the […]

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Republic people traveling to off-licences in the North and spending ‘up to €3,000’ at a time – The Irish Times

In Seamus McNamee’s off-license car park, First and Last, located a few minutes north of the border, are vehicles from all over the country. The customers, some of whom have traveled from Carlow, Wexford and Roscommon in particular, reflect the boom in business the Jonesborough retailer has seen from the south of Ireland, following the […]

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Eurostat: Alcohol prices in Finland highest in EU last year | New

Finland was the fifth most expensive country in the EU in 2021 in terms of general consumer prices, behind Denmark, Ireland and Luxembourg. The cost of alcohol in Finland was 120% higher than the EU average in 2021. File photo. Image: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva Finland had the highest prices for alcoholic beverages in the EU last […]

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‘Race to the top’ should include minimum alcohol prices, says WHO

The government should introduce minimum prices for alcohol as part of its “race to the top” program, advisers from the World Health Organization say. In a report released Tuesdaythe UN agency has urged countries in Europe – where alcohol is responsible for almost a million deaths each year – to set a base rate for […]

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Assam braces for 65% rise in alcohol prices, excise minimum says ‘drink 2 pegs instead of 3’

Silchar: Minister of Excise of Assam Parimal Suklabaidya said on Monday that the aim of rising alcohol prices in Assam from June 15 was to “get people to drink less so that their health stays good”. The excise department of Government of Assam issued a notification on June 2 regarding the price increase of Indian […]