Lifestyle Economics

Minimum pricing has failed Scotland


In the Media

Tom Clougherty quoted in The Telegraph

Energy and Environment

Andy Mayer quoted in The Sunday Express

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Sunday Post

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in The Sunday Post urging policymakers to rethink minimum alcohol unit pricing in Scotland.

Christopher said:

“The Scottish government’s attachment to this failed policy borders on the pathetic. With alcohol-specific deaths at a 14-year high, it ignores all the evidence that minimum pricing has been a failure. This policy has cost Scottish drinkers millions of pounds so far and will cost them even more if the floor price is raised.”

Read the full piece in The Sunday Post (04/02/2024, p.4).