Letter from the CMA to retailers on high-strength alcohol schemes

Open letter to small, independent retailers who are asked to join a high-strength alcohol scheme about what action to take to manage competition law risks.



This letter from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provides information to address retailers’ concerns about the potential risks around competition law when approached to sign up to a local high-strength alcohol scheme.

The letter also builds on our guidance to help local authorities and businesses understand the application of competition law to high-strength alcohol schemes.