Published: 15 November 2017 by Graeme Cushion
“The Supreme Court has today rejected the challenge brought by the Scotch Whisky Association, in respect of the Scottish Parliament’s desire to introduce a 50p per unit minimum price for alcohol.
The judgement was unanimous in coming to the conclusion that the proposed legislation did not breach European Union law.
The legislation would result in the cheapest bottle of red wine being £4.70, a four pack of 500ml cans of 4% lager being at least £4.00, and a 70cl bottle of whisky would be at least £14.00.
It is therefore likely that Scotland will be the first country in the world to establish a minimum price for alcohol, and it will of course be interesting to see whether others follow!“
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