The Government has published its Alcohol Strategy proposals which are designed to tackle “binge drinking” culture which David Cameron recently described as scandalous. The approach sets out four main points.
* Introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol.
* Consult on a ban on the sale of multi-buy alcohol discounting.
* Introduce stronger powers for local areas to control the density of licensed premises
* Pilot innovative sobriety schemes to challenge alcohol-related offending.
The move is being made as the government attempts to address the 1.2 million hospital admissions and violent crime attributed to excessive alcohol consumption.