Minimum Unit Pricing

Will cheap alcohol in Scotland soon be a thing of the past?  Health campaigners may hope so. Some in the industry don’t!  Either way, the Minimum Unit Pricing case is in the Supreme Court on Monday and Tuesday (24- 25 July 2017), and is likely to be pivotal.  We shall be watching the outcome closely.

“CHEAP white cider is “significantly associated” with deaths among heavy drinkers in Glasgow and Edinburgh, according to a study into problem drinking patterns in the two cities. Researchers also found that the heavy drinkers who died during the project “bought significantly lower cost vodka compared to surviving participants””

 http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15424186.Cheap_cider_and_vodka

This guide is for general information and interest only and should not be relied upon as providing specific legal advice. If you require any further information about the issues raised in this article please contact the author or call 0207 404 0606 and ask to speak to your usual Goodman Derrick contact.