A baseline cost of 45p per unit of alcohol was expected to be announced before May in an attempt to curb binge drinking.
Under the proposals:
- A bottle of wine costing £3.69 would cost at least £4.39
- A bottle of vodka costing £9 would cost at least £11.81
- A 12-pack of lager costing £8 would cost at least £9.50
Source: Wine and Spirit Trade Association
More top news
A British family believed to have fled to Syria have joined Islamic State, according to a statement said to be released on their behalf.
After the heatwave come the storms, with lightning flashes illuminating the night sky across much of the country last night.
An Independence Day event at a UK base has been cancelled by the US Air Force over security fears.