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Trade body warns on minimum alcohol price

Trade body warns on minimum alcohol price
The average family's Christmas alcohol bill would rise by more than a third if a minimun alcohol price was imposed, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association has claimed. Consultation on plans for a 45p minimum which the Government claims will cut consumption by 3.3%, reduce alcohol-related crime by 5,000 a year and see hospital admissions fall by 24,000 will run until February, but the Cabinet is known to be split on the issue.

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