Licensed trade body telling stories about tax

Licensed trade body telling stories about tax The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers claims that “The Treasury could be £217 million worse off this year” following increases in the rate of alcohol duty. They base this claim on the fact that duty receipts for January 2009 (reflecting sales in December 2008; published by HMRC) were… Read more »

Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol: A Framework for Action.

Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol: A Framework for Action.

Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol: A Framework for Action The Scottish Government today published its framework for tackling Scotland’s £2.25 billion alcohol misuse problem. The strategy was launched by Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon and Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, with minimum pricing and local flexibility to ban off-sales to under-21s among its key elements in tackling… Read more »

Statistical Publication Notice Alcohol Statistics Scotland 2009

Statistical Publication Notice Alcohol Statistics Scotland 2009

Statistical Publication Notice Alcohol Statistics Scotland 2009 INTRODUCTION This biennial publication presents the latest available information from a range of national data sources relating to alcohol. These include routine data sources and surveys.  There are four main sections: The Alcohol Market.  This section reports on key aspects of the alcohol market including volume sold, cost,… Read more »

House of Lords Sleaze Probe

House of Lords Sleaze Probe One of the peers being reported to the police in the ‘cash for amendments’ scandal is Baroness Coussins, the former director of the alcohol industry’s Portman Group. BARONESS COUSSINS The former chief executive of the Portman Group, an organisation funded by the drinks industry “to promote responsible behaviour”, was ennobled… Read more »

Five-Point Plan for Alcohol-Free Childhood

Five-Point Plan for Alcohol-Free Childhood For the first time, young people and their parents will have clear guidance on alcohol consumption. The guidance, announced today by Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, is published for consultation. It will recommend that young people up to the age of 15 should avoid alcohol altogether and emphasises the… Read more »

Getting to grips with substance misuse among young people

Getting to grips with substance misuse among young people

27 January 2009 – Getting to grips with substance misuse among young people A NHS report from the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse Introduction Reliable statistics on youngpeopleunder18 who receive specialist support for drug and alcohol misuse have been scarce.To address this, the National Treatment Agency (NTA) started recording data in 2005/06.This report summarises… Read more »

Rise in Alcohol-related Deaths Levelling out

Rise in Alcohol-related Deaths Levelling out

Rise in Alcohol-related Deaths Levelling out New figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of alcohol-related deaths was slightly lower in 2007 than 2006, but at 13.3 per 100,000 people, is still almost twice what it was in 1991 (6.9 per 100,000 people). Men are much more likely to die… Read more »

Over a third of adults exceed regular daily drinking limit

Over a third of adults exceed regular daily drinking limit

Over a third of adults exceed regular daily drinking limit ONS News Release January 2009 Smoking and drinking among adults 2007 and Drinking: adults’ behaviour and knowledge in 2008 Smoking and drinking among adults 2007: Over a third of adults exceeded the daily limits for regular drinking on at least one day during the week… Read more »