Lifestyle Economics

Scottish government set to double-down on minimum pricing ‘folly’


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Economics

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

In the Media

Tom Clougherty quoted in The Mail

Christopher Snowdon quoted in STV

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in STV News criticising proposals to increase minimum alcohol unit pricing by 30 per cent in Scotland.

Christopher said:

“With deaths from alcohol abuse at a 14-year high, it is obvious that minimum pricing is not an evidence-based policy.

“The official evaluation overwhelmingly showed that the policy has failed but it is a political project and the Scottish Government was always going to stick with it, come what may.

“Scottish drinkers have paid dearly for the folly of minimum pricing and they will now have to pay even more.”

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