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News - 3 March 2008
Tories outline alcopops ban
Alcopops and other strong drinks will face higher taxes, under plans from the Conservatives to curb the binge drinking culture.
David Cameron’s Tories are planning to increase excise duty on a range of products associated with problem drinking, it was reported last night.
As well as alcopops, such as WKD, strong lagers such as Tennent’s Super, and White Lightning, the 7.5% alcohol cider, will be targeted in the tax rise. However middle-class drinkers of wine or real ale would be exempt from any increased duty.
Read the rest of this item from Times Online here.
And read a thoughtful analysis of some of the issues involved in current government thinking on the subject, also from Times Online, here
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