Minimum unit pricing is the proposal agreed by the Scottish government to curb cheap alcohol abuse which will hit the White Cider industry where a 7.5% 3l bottle can be purchased @ £3.69, mostly common with underage drinkers and those with drinking disorders. A 3l bottle of 7.5% is 22units and the Scottish Government have done a consensus that 50p per unit is a sensible price so if enforced in May that 3l bottle would cost £11 and is not a TAX initiative. In England & Wales we have opted for a more subtle approach and introduced a new TAX bracket in the Duty which we guess will add 10p to the litre, so the cost is most likely to increase a 3l bottle from £3.69 to £4. What option would you vote for?
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