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Old 03-13-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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Default Should there be a minimum price for a unit of alcohol?

It will be a missed opportunity if the Government do not introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol. It would not affect public houses, restaurants or clubs as they already charge more than the basic rate of £0.45 per unit . It would however hit the supermarkets who consistently sell cheap alcohol on the one hand while purporting to support the idea on the other. A few years ago now there was uproar at the idea of a smoking ban, now it is accepted and we are already seeing an improvement in people's health.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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Default Re: Should there be a minimum price for a unit of alcohol?

they need to think of a way round eu law first!!

in principle yes, but think the government are missing a tax revenue trick here.

All alcohol sold for less than 50p a unit, gets an extra 10p alcohol duty on top.

most bars here sell a mediaña (bottle) for a euro, supermarkets sell cans of lager from 25 cents, but the problems associated with drink are as prevalent. Perhaps there are bigger issues relating to drinkin britain?

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Old 03-13-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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Default Re: Should there be a minimum price for a unit of alcohol?

I think they would be better off banning supermarket own brand or 'value' alcohol. Its sold for the same price as paint stripper and probably has as much in common- it can't be healthy to be selling it as cheap as soft drinks. .
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: Should there be a minimum price for a unit of alcohol?

I'm sorry but this was only ever going to be a bit of legislation that penalised the less well off. Why should I pay more for something because there are a minority that abuse it.
Of course the middle class doctors are in uproar as its a good way of making them look concerned about society whilst knowing it was never going to effect the £7 bottle of vinegar.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:13 PM
 
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Default Re: Should there be a minimum price for a unit of alcohol?

They will not make much out of me. My one drink a week is a drop in the ocean (pardon the pun)!
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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Default Re: Should there be a minimum price for a unit of alcohol?

Won't stop the alcoholics, it'll just penalise those low wage earners who just want a cheap drink at the weekend to cheer themselves up.
Why don't they just tax it the way cigarettes are taxed to try to stop people enjoying themselves.
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