High-strength alcohol schemes: competition law advice for retailers

A 60-second summary on competition law and local authority high-strength alcohol schemes.



High-strength alcohol schemes encourage retailers not to sell strong alcohol products with the aim of improving public health and tackling the harmful effects of low cost, high-strength alcohol.

The advice includes some practical dos and don’ts for businesses on complying with competition law and the potential competition law issues raised by these schemes.

An open letter to small, independent retailers about what action to take to manage competition law risks is also available.

Published 25 March 2015