Briefing to MSPs on Minimum Pricing for Alcohol

Briefing to MSPs on Minimum Pricing for Alcohol

There are a number of arguments put forward by opponents of minimum pricing.

This briefing addresses some of the most recent arguments that opponents have put forward as reasons for opposing minimum pricing as an effective policy measure. The arguments that are addressed are:

  • Minimum pricing is not an evidence-based policy
  • Minimum pricing distorts the market and threatens jobs
  • Minimum pricing will not impact on the heaviest drinkers
  • Sheffield University research based on outdated consumption data
  • Minimum pricing is not legal under European Union trade law

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