The National Assembly passed a bill Bill last year giving powers to set a minimum unit price and make it an offence to sell below it.Read the full story ›
The new law will address longstanding and specific health concerns around the effects of excess alcohol consumption.Read the full story ›
The Welsh Government says a minimum price per unit would help tackle alcohol abuse and save the NHS money.Read the full story ›
A fifth of the population consumes 75 percent of the alcohol in Wales, according to a new report.Read the full story ›
The Welsh Government commissioned the University of Sheffield to assess the likely impact of a range of minimum unit pricing policies.Read the full story ›
The Welsh Government says that despite a rise in alcohol and drug related deaths, progress has been made in faster treatment.Read the full story ›
A North Wales PC could face disciplinary action after admitting driving more than twice over the legal alcohol limit.Read the full story ›
The Alcohol Health Alliance is calling for minimum pricing of alcohol.Read the full story ›
First Minister unveils plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol as part of his government's legislative priorities for the year ahead.Read the full story ›
A pioneering scheme developed in Cardiff to reduce violence from alcohol is to be rolled out in Australia.
The so-called Cardiff model uses data from hospital emergency departments to identify and target violence ‘hotspots’, significantly reducing cases of violence.
Now its being trialled in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.
Details from hospitals such as the precise violence location, time, days and weapons will be shared with police, helping them to build a monthly ‘hotspot map’ of the nature, timing and characteristics of violence showing where their presence is most needed.