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Industry News

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Industry News

James Lowman Fewer off-licences won’t deter problem drinkers

There is absolutely no evidence that a greater number of off-licences leads to more alcohol harm. If the number of off-licences is limited, problem...

Andrew Opie, Food Director, British Retail Consortium David Cameron is seriously misguided

David Cameron is seriously misguided. It's simplistic to imagine a minimum price is some sort of silver bullet solution to irresponsible drinking. ...

Gavin Partington, Wine and Spirits Trade Association

We oppose minimum unit pricing, and the proposed restrictions to promotions, which will adversely affect millions of consumers and businesses in the UK, while...

Niki Haywood, Public Affairs Manager, NFRN It goes against the pledge to cut red...

It is a concern that the new proposals will allow individuals and health groups to intervene to restrict licenses; impose fixed and staggered closing...

Public money used to lobby government over plain packaging

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money is being spent lobbying the government to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products. Smokefree South...

Retailers’ campaign to force landlords to accept monthly rents could be ‘illegal’

A MASS campaign by retailers to force landlords to accept rents monthly rather than quarterly could be illegal under competition law, claims the British...