Minimum Alcohol Price per unit

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JonD

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Minimum Alcohol Price per unit

Postby JonD » March 6th, 2020, 4:57 pm

(I'm what I think of as a moderate drinker (2 or 3 or 4 beers each Fri/Sat/Sun).)

What are people's thoughts on this new law of alcohol costing a minimum of 50p per unit?

Presumably this is being done to - well, I'm not 100% sure who in the drinking/not-yet-drinking community is being targeted - although I guess *most drinkers are going to be out of pocket.

* pubs already charge more than 50p per unit so if you only drink there you'll be unaffected.

A similar scheme in Scotland is being hailed as a success though I don't know how they measure its success. Is it less vomit on street corners on a Sunday morning? Or simply less alcohol sold? Surely if it's the latter then they could charge a fiver a unit and have done with it.
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Exile 1976

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Re: Minimum Alcohol Price per unit

Postby Exile 1976 » March 6th, 2020, 5:08 pm

Heaven forbid you want to get a load of beers in for a party now as it’s going to cost a lot more. I don’t drink I’m the house really so it’s not going to affect me much, besides, I work over the border a lot so if I want to get spirits or multi packs I’ll get it over there
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Re: Minimum Alcohol Price per unit

Postby penycwm county » March 7th, 2020, 11:42 am

I think it mainly affects the high alcohol cheap ciders (Frosty Jack or similar) where there is a big increase in price
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Re: Minimum Alcohol Price per unit

Postby UPTHEPORT » March 7th, 2020, 5:40 pm

penycwm county wrote:I think it mainly affects the high alcohol cheap ciders (Frosty Jack or similar) where there is a big increase in price



I've noticed my usual beer hasn't gone up at all it's as you say the cheaper ciders the ones like paint stripper :o
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Re: Minimum Alcohol Price per unit

Postby penycwm county » March 8th, 2020, 7:04 pm

Its the cider that has never seen a apple in its making :lol:
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Postby neilcork68 » March 8th, 2020, 9:28 pm

I stopped in a farm between Skenfrith and Abergavenny and bought a few bottles of cider last week. I don't think that had apples in it either...more like rocket fuel.....
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