Minimum Alcohol Price

Happy Hour for Mr Cameron

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics
Carrie Armstrong

Despite the minimum pricing issue always being seen as something that was a forgone conclusion - when it was going ahead rather than if - it's not the end of the world. There could have been a perfectly plausible explanation. I along with many others were once again willing to suspend our disbelief and hear what our government had to say on the matter. I truly was not prepared for the reasons they gave.

Tory MPs Warn Minimum Alcohol Pricing U-Turn Will 'Cost Lives'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Politics

Backbench Tory MPs have expressed despair at the government's decision to drop plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol. Lib Dem Home Office...

Could Cameron Be About To Ditch Minimum Booze Prices?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Politics

Tory backbenchers have expressed dismay amid suggestions that plans for minimum pricing of alcohol are being dropped. David Cameron had thrown his ...

Booze Britain: Is Minimum Pricing The Answer?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

The debate over a minimum price for alcohol has been reopened after experts called for the UK government to fast-track the controversial policy. A ...

Is a Minimum Price Really a Good Idea?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Lewis Shepherd

With the announcement that the government is proposing a minimum price on alcohol in England and Wales in order to tackle problem drinking, and in turn reduce the levels of alcohol related crime and ill health you have to wonder, is it actually a good idea?

Which Countries Have The Most Expensive Booze?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

Health experts, politicians, drink manufacturers and campaigners disagree wildly over minimum alcohol prices. Does it make a different to public healt...

Alcohol Price Hike Will Tackle 'Drunken Mayhem'

PA | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

The coalition is to unveil controversial plans to tackle "drunken mayhem" on Britain's streets by introducing a higher-than-expected minimum alcohol p...

SNP Seeks Minimum Alcohol Price

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Scottish Government has announced it will seek a minimum pricing of 50p per unit of alcohol. Health secretary Nicola Sturgeon made the announce...

The New Alcohol Strategy Raises Some Old Questions

James Nicholls | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Politics
James Nicholls

If the government's new Alcohol Strategy was brought forward to deflect attention from a badly-spun budget, then the plan worked.

Minimum Pricing for Alcohol at a Tipping Point

James Nicholls | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
James Nicholls

If Cameron gets his way, the impact of minimum pricing on consumption could take years to ascertain; its impact on the political status of alcohol, though, would be immediate.

Who is Driving the Booze Bus?

James Nicholls | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
James Nicholls

Recently, David Cameron called binge drinking "one of the scandals of our society", but who is to blame: drinkers or the drinks business?