Alcohol: Price, Policy and Public Heath: Report on the findings of the expert workshop on price convened by SHAAP

Alcohol: Price, Policy and Public Heath: Report on the findings of the expert workshop on price convened by SHAAP

 

This report presents the findings of an expert workshop convened by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) on 27 September 2007 to consider action that government could take on pricing policy to reduce alcohol-related harm in the population. Prior to the workshop, SHAAP undertook an extensive literature review of the evidence on alcohol consumption, harm and price. Expert participants from Scotland, England and the Republic of Ireland participated in the production of evidence summaries to inform the workshop. Discussion at the workshop was also informed by two legal opinions commissioned by SHAAP to explore particular aspects of alcohol pricing policy. Written submissions were received from alcohol industry interests, and Paul Waterson, Chief Executive of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association, presented the association’s views on pricing to the expert workshop. Jack Law, Chief Executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, presented AFS’s views to the expert workshop and Anna Poole, the author of one of the legal opinions commissioned, answered questions on her opinion.

SHAAP is grateful to the expert participants for their significant contribution in helping to formulate the recommendations in this report and to the stakeholders who took time to submit their views in writing or in person to the expert participants.

This report has been written by Evelyn Gillan and Petrina Macnaughton with input from the expert participants and the SHAAP representatives who attended the workshop.

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