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STUDY 2012 HTM file
Price discounts on alcohol in a city in northern England

As the British government reportedly tussles over whether to set a minimum per unit price for alcohol, evidence from Newcastle that the alternative below-cost ban would have prevented less than 1 in 50 discount offers.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Model-based appraisal of alcohol minimum pricing and off-licensed trade discount bans in Scotland

A £0.40 minimum price per unit of alcohol plus a ban on discount promotions would cut drinking by 5.4% in Scotland, saving a life every day once the policy fully takes effect, and over the first ten years saving £millions in public and private sector costs.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Effectiveness of policies restricting hours of alcohol sales in preventing excessive alcohol consumption and related harms

UK research is inconclusive, but international research from developed nations supports the belief that increasing on-licence opening hours leads to more drinking and more alcohol-related harm.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Effectiveness of policies maintaining or restricting days of alcohol sales on excessive alcohol consumption and related harms

International research from developed nations offers some support for the belief that allowing or disallowing Saturday or Sunday alcohol sales and service affects drinking and alcohol-related harm.

STUDY 2011 HTM file
An evaluation of the implementation of the objectives of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005; first interim report summary

Scotland's 2005 licensing reforms were of nationwide interest because they placed it in the vanguard across the UK, notably in adding public health to licensing objectives. While staff say other elements are working well, disappointingly this key measure has so far had little impact.

DOCUMENT 2010 HTM file
Alcohol in our lives: curbing the harm

Extensive policy report from New Zealand accepts evidence that alcohol-related harm is best reduced by population level measures, including raising prices, licensing reform with harm reduction as its prime objective, and restricting the availability of alcohol through reduced opening hours, age limits and curbs on promotion.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Interventions for disorder and severe intoxication in and around licensed premises, 1989–2009

Surprisingly, the big problem of disorder and violence associated with bars, clubs and pubs has not attracted a correspondingly large evidence base on how to prevent it. This review concludes that training bar staff to identify and respond to warning signs has some potential.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Polarized drinking patterns and alcohol deregulation. Trends in alcohol consumption, harms and policy: United Kingdom 1990–2010

Lead researcher on influential analyses of the impact of possible alcohol pricing changes in the UK paints a picture of the state of play in drinking and related harms in England and how far these have or may be affected by national policy initiatives in a European and international policy context.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
The likely impacts of increasing alcohol price: a summary review of the evidence base

UK Home Office draws conclusions from recent government-commissioned reviews and research on the likely impact of a rise in the price of alcohol in Britain. Direct evidence is thin, but suggests "on balance" that policies designed to increase price may reduce harms caused by alcohol.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Alcohol pricing, consumption and criminal harm: a rapid evidence assessment of the published research literature

Though real-world evidence was scarce, and especially so for the UK, this review commissioned by the UK Home Office concluded that higher alcohol taxes or prices are associated with decreased crime. The findings informed a later Home Office assessment of the likely impact of a rise in the price of alcohol in Britain.


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