Minimum Pricing Of Alcohol Consultation Extended

A public consultation on proposed Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcohol has been extended until 27 May following a number of requests, the Department of Health has announced.
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MUP is a harm reduction proposal that would seek to target very cheap off-sales alcohol – such as own brand alcohol - and help those who are most likely to come to alcohol related harm. It is unlikely to impact the price of alcohol in the on trade – such as pubs and restaurants.

The Department of Health has encouraged all those who have not yet responded to have their say on this important policy proposal.

The consultation document is available on the Department of Health website.

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