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Budget: Duty frozen across the board

ALCOHOL and tobacco duties will remain at current levels, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed in his 2021 Budget. Duties across beer, cider, wines, spirits and...

Report finds retailers on top of MUP

SCOTTISH retailers have been commended for effectively implementing minimum unit pricing (MUP). A new report published by NHS Health Scotland found that MUP has been...

Mixed bag budget for retailers

Alcohol duty frozen but NLW still set to rise CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond has delivered something of a mixed bag for retailers in his Autumn 2017...

Minimum pricing will go ahead

UK Supreme Court rules in favour of Scottish Government policy MINIMUM unit pricing will go ahead in Scotland following a ruling by the UK Supreme...

Five year licence bans scrapped

THE five-year bans on holding a personal licence for alcohol retailing imposed on people who failed to undertake refresher training or lodge their refresher...

Proxy stings

A summer campaign to reduce the number of adults in North Lanarkshire who buy alcohol for under-18s saw 44 offences being detected by last...

New limits bring sales hangover

Nielsen research finds beer, wine and spirits feel the pain as blood limits change. Grocers hit harder than c-stores but spirits miss out on Christmas...

Government says no to new drinks objective

Matheson rejects call for licensing law change to reduce consumption THE Scottish Government has given a knock-back to a plan by MSPs to have the...

Drinks sales move off and up

THE value of British drinks sales has grown by 1% according to the Drinks Market Summary Overview, which uses off-trade data supplied by Nielsen...
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Drinks misuse down again

Trade group says report shows there’s no need for minimum pricing .... academics say there is SCOTS are drinking less alcohol than before and are...

More shops hit in drinks swoops

SHOPS in South Lanarkshire and Glasgow were targeted last month when more than 40 officers from HMRC, South Lanarkshire Trading Standards and Police Scotland...
SCOTLAND’S plans to introduce a minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol if legal challenges are defeated. But Westminster will not proceed with MUP.

Westminster dumps MUP, no minimum pricing south of the border

Minister says no evidence it would work without penalising responsible drinkers THE UK government has ruled out minimum unit pricing of alcohol south of the...
HMRC officials worked for 48 hours to remove duty-fraud alcohol from three storage untis in the English Midlands.

Scots brands in duty swoop

Glens and Smirnoff seized and counterfeit High Commissioner labels found as English scheme is busted THOUSANDS of litres of Scottish-produced vodka, sold to be distributed...
Niall Hassard is a solicitor in Lindsays licensing and dispute resolution and litigation teams

When shops want to call time at the pub

There’s no shortage of former pubs looking for a new use. If you want to replace a bar with a convenience store what do...
Euan McSherry, is associate partner in the retail sector group at DWF LLP

It’s clearly time for a dose of transparency

The current Scottish Government consultation on the licensing laws should consider some of the nitty gritty difficulties of administration By Euan McSherry THE sale of alcohol...
NHS report claims restrictions on volume deals have led to a drop in wine purchases

Multibuy ban ‘cuts alcohol sales’

NHS report claims restrictions on volume deals have led to a drop in wine purchases THE amount of alcohol sold in Scottish shops has fallen...