Alcohol price plan scrapped

The Government has dropped plans for a minimum unit price for alcohol, Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne said.

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Alcohol U-turn 'shows Government caved in to lobbying'

Alcohol Health Alliance UK said the decision 'confirms that the Government has caved in to lobbying from big business'. Credit: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Alcohol Health Alliance UK said the decision to scrap plans for a minimum unit price for alcohol "confirms that the Government has caved in to lobbying from big business."

Chairman Professor Sir Ian Gilmore said: "We know that minimum pricing will work and there is a huge level of support from frontline workers including doctors and the police.

"Alternative measures outlined in today's announcement will have little or no impact - they are just a smokescreen to hide how Government has turned its back on public health."

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