Lifestyle Economics

Scottish government doubles-down on failed experiment


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IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has commented in The Daily Mail after the Scottish government opened a consultation on raising the minimum alcohol unit price by 15p to 65p per unit.

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.”

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