Policy paper

Alcohol strategy

This strategy sets out proposals to cut 'binge drinking', alcohol-fuelled violence, and number of people drinking to damaging levels.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The government's alcohol strategy

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The alcohol strategy sets out proposals to crackdown on our ‘binge drinking’ culture, cut the alcohol fuelled violence and disorder that blights too many of our communities, and slash the number of people drinking to damaging levels.

The strategy includes commitments to:

  • consult on a minimum unit price for alcohol
  • consult on a ban on the sale of multi-buy alcohol discounting
  • introduce stronger powers for local areas to control the density of licensed premises including making the impact on health a consideration for this
  • pilot innovative sobriety schemes to challenge alcohol-related offending

The government’s response in July 2013 to the public consultation set out the ways it intends to fight alcohol misuse.

You can also find out more details on our alcohol pages.

Updates to this page

Published 23 March 2012

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