Price per unit for Alcohol wtf is this about

#1
As most of you know old Stan can be a bit of a pisshead but through my cider and red wine addled brain am I not getting something here??

Presumably the producers of beer, spirits, wine and cider are already making good profits??

If we are to go along with NICE and other goverment advisors we should be setting a minimum price per unit and figures quoted yesterday were something like £5 on the cheapest bottle of vodka gin etc.

Were the fcuk is this extra money they are making going to end up ???

Methinks more tax to clear national debt
 
#2
stan_the_man said:
As most of you know old Stan can be a bit of a pisshead but through my cider and red wine addled brain am I not getting something here??

Presumably the producers of beer, spirits, wine and cider are already making good profits??

If we are to go along with NICE and other goverment advisors we should be setting a minimum price per unit and figures quoted yesterday were something like £5 on the cheapest bottle of vodka gin etc.

Were the fcuk is this extra money they are making going to end up ???

Methinks more tax to clear national debt
Yep or to pay MP's dodgy expenses. I am sure their cover story will be to curb binge drinking based on our behaviour over the weeks or months of the world cup (We are only drinking heavy because we are losing on penalties again).
 
#3
I wonder when it will be reported that the big Alcohol Warehouses on the Continent are stocking up ready for the British Invasion ?? ....
:wink: :D
 
#4
Presumably you mean the 50p per Unit that the "nice" guardians of our health are winding up for? http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/8200007.Counting_the_cost_of_alcohol/

Nice says excessive drinking leads to 500,000 crimes, 17 million lost working days, 1.2 million violent incidents and nearly 15,000 alcohol-related deaths a year.

Dr Record said it was vital for people to realise that the proposals on minimum pricing would not affect the average moderate drinker.

BY introducing a minimum price per unit – the British Medical Association has suggested 50 pence – it should dramatically increase the price of cheap ciders and bottles of spirits sold at near-cost price by supermarkets.
Interestingly;
Andrew Opie, from the British Retail Consortium, said it was too simplistic to say the UK’s alcohol problems were down to price and said penalising all customers through minimum pricing was the wrong approach.
Now, does he believe it will return a net loss in trade revenue or forsee that will probably be a tax and not a gain in profit margin?

Before elected, yer man Lansley said; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...confusing-alcohol-units-labelling-system.html

Mr Lansley confirmed plans to increase taxes on super-strength drinks and said he would if necessary introduce legislation to ban cut-price supermarket deals on alcohol.

He pledged to toughen up the licensing regime to make it easier to close down noisy or irresponsible bars and clubs.

But he rejected calls from the chief medical officer and the Commons health select committee to set a minimum price on all alcohol - claiming it would penalise moderate drinkers.
Watch this space....
 
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