Policy paper

Alcohol strategy

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


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

You can read our consultation on our alcohol strategy which closed on February 13 2012.

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

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